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Harmon Liveright Remmel

Harmon Liveright Remmel, American manufacturer, underwriter, banker. member Arkansas House of Representatives, 1886; member State Board of Charities, 1894; member Republican National Committee, since 1912.; Member State Capitol Commission, 1909 until building was complete; member Arkansas State Council of Defense and chairman four-minute men, World War I. President Arkansas Life Underwriters’ Association.

Background

  • Remmel, Harmon Liveright was born on January 15, 1852 in Stratford, New York, United States. Son of God-love and Henrietta (Bever) Remmel.

  • Education

    • Educated pub schools, Fairfield Seminary, New York.

    Career

    • John Stafford, 1878 (died 1913). Married second, Elizabeth I., d. James Y. Cameron, October 1915.

      Children—Harmon L., and (adopted) Elizabeth C. Taught school 1 term. Later, lumber business, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Manufacturer lumber, Newport, Arkansas, since 1876.

      General agent, Arkansas, for Mutual Life Insurance Company at Little Rock, 1896-1922. Organizer Mercantile Trust Company and president 1902-1912. President Bankers Trust Company, 1914-1923, later Chairman of the Board.

      President Mercantile Fire Insurance Company Republican candidate for Congress, 1884, for government of Arkansas, 1894, 96, 1900. Member Arkansas House of Representatives, 1886. Secretary State bureau of Immigration, 1888.

      Member State Board of Charities, 1894. President State League Republican Clubs, 1895-1896. Lieutenant colonel Arkansas State Guard and Reserve Militia, 1896.

      Collector internal revenue, Arkansas, 1897-1902, and May 20, since 1921. Delaware at large Republican National Convention, 8 times down to 1924. Delegate to Monetary Conference, Indianapolis, 1897, 98 (Executive Committee).

      Committeeman from Arkansas of Republican National League, 1897. Chairman Republican State Central Committee, since 1900. Received vote for United States senator, 1903, 16.

      Referee for federal apptmts. in Arkansas. United States marshal Eastern District of Arkansas, 1905-1913. Member Republican National Committee, since 1912.

    Membership

    Member Arkansas House of Representatives, 1886. Member State Board of Charities, 1894. Member Republican National Committee, since 1912.

    Member State Capitol Commission, 1909 until building was complete. Member Arkansas State Council of Defense and chairman four-minute men, World War I. President Arkansas Life Underwriters’ Association.

    Connections

    • Married Laura Lee, d.; married second, Elizabeth I., d. Children: Harmon L., and (adopted) Elizabeth C. Taught school.
    • father: God-love Remmel
    • mother: Henrietta (Bever) Remmel
    • spouses: Laura Lee
    • Elizabeth I.
    • children: Harmon L. Remmel
    • and Remmel (adopted) Elizabeth C. Taught sch
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    Born January 15, 1852
    Died October 14, 1927
    (aged 75)
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