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Thomas Augustus Griffin

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Thomas Augustus Griffin (1852-1915)

1915 Obituary [1]

THOMAS AUGUSTUS GRIFFIN died on August 12, 1914. He was born in Rochester, New York, in 1852, and was educated in that city. He subsequently became associated with his father, Thomas F. Griffin, in the foundry business, and in 1870 went to Detroit, where he and his father founded the Griffin Wheel Company of Detroit. A branch was established in Chicago, which later, under his able organisation, was designed to become the principal establishment and the parent of numerous branches in various cities of America. The result of his great business ability and application was the development, in the course of thirty-five years, of the largest car-wheel manufacturing industry in the world.

He was the first President of the Griffin Wheel Company, resigning in 1913 to become chairman of the Board of Directors. At one time he was also President of the Ajax Forge at Chicago, which he organised in 1883.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1891.

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