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Arthur Lyman Blakeslee

Arthur Lyman Blakeslee, business executive. Served in construction; Served in department United States War Department, 1918.; Member city commission, Kalamazoo, 1933-1937, mayor, 1937-1939.; Member of advisory board Howe (Indiana) School.

Background

  • Blakeslee, Arthur Lyman was born on August 8, 1891 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States. Son of Arthur Forbes and Marie (Wilcox) Blakeslee.

  • Education

    • Educated public schools, Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Howe (Indiana) Military School.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Mary Elizabeth (Mistress Henry C. Hawk III). Office clerk, Henderson-Ames Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1907-1911. With Kalamazoo Stove and Furnace corporation since 1912, office clerk, 1912-1918, secretary, 1919-1922, secretary and general manager, 1922-1927, president and general manager since 1927, director since 1923.

      Director American National Bank and Trust Company (Chicago), First National Bank and Trust Company (Kalamazoo), Consume’s Power Company, Jackson, Michigan, Grand Trunk Western Railway Company, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Kalamazoo Manufacturing Company.

    Membership

    Served in construction. Served in department United States War Department, 1918. Member city commission, Kalamazoo, 1933-1937, mayor, 1937-1939.

    Member of advisory board Howe (Indiana) School. Clubs: Park (Kalamazoo).

    Connections

    • Married Guelda Birt, July 21, 1913.
    • father: Arthur Forbes Blakeslee
    • mother: Marie (Wilcox) Blakeslee
    • spouse: Guelda Birt
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    Died November 12, 1961
    (aged 70)
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