WILDRUP, William T., Jr., was born in Harrisburg, Pa. He is a son of William T. and Harriet (Esselstyne) Hildrup. He received his primary education in the private schools of his native city, was a student in the McClellan Institute of West Chester, Pa., for three years, and for four years studied at the University of Pennsylvania, at Philadelphia, finishing his course at this institution with the class of 1882, receiving the degree of B. S. and Mechanical Engineer. After completing his education he was connected with the Harrisburg Car Manufacturing Company in the charge of additions and improvements of shops, efficiently filling this position until 1890. During this time he was also secretary and assistant treasurer of the company and superintendent of the car wheel department.
In 1890, in connection with Messrs. J. H. Patton and D. E. Tracy, Mr. Hildrup formed the associations now called the Harrisburg Pipe Bending Company (limited) and the Harrisburg Tinsmith's Company (limited), of which companies he is the capable and faithful secretary and treasurer. He is a gentleman of wide intelligence, of great energy and of laudable ambition. He is popular with all classes and is regarded as one of the leading business men of the city. Mr. Hildrup is a member of Perseverance Lodge, No. 21, F. & A. M.; Harrisburg Council, No. 499, Royal Arcanum. He is one of the governors of the Harrisburg club. In political views he is a Republican.
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Date of Transcription: 22 Nov 2000
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