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Benjamin Ethan Tate

Benjamin Ethan Tate, business executive. Member Phi Delta Theta.


  • Tate, Benjamin Ethan was born on September 4, 1890 in Mount Vernon, Illinois, United States. Son of John Orley and Nellie (Varnell) Tate.

  • Education

    • Class of 1910; Vanderbilt University, married Elizabeth Shwab, April 24, 1912. 1 son, Benjamin Ethan.


    • 2 stepsons, Charles Frederick Yeiser, Erie Blagg Yeiser. Began as employee in various capacities with coal mining companies. President and director United Collieries, Inc., Cincinnati, 1920-1954, Continental Collieries, Inc., 1920-1954.

      Chairman of the Board and director Diamond Elkhorn Coal Company, Garrett, Kentucky, 1935-1954, Raymond City Coal & Transportation Corporation, Cincinnati, 1935-1959. Chairman, treasurer and director The Snap Creek Coal Company, Logan, West Virginia. Vice president, treasurer, director United Mineral Development Company, 1929-1962.

      Member Executive Committee and director Standard Brands, Inc., New York City, since 1941. Director, member executive & auditing committee Union Central Life Insurance Company. Director, member Executive Committee Western Union Tel.

      Company, 1954; director Union Bethel. Trustee The Music Hall, Country Day School, Thomas Alva Edison Foundation, Inc. Treasurer and member Cincinnati area council Boy Scouts American, 1937-1954, now honorary member.

      Trustee Vanderbilt University.


    Denomination: Presbyn


    Member Phi Delta Theta. Clubs: Cincinnati Country, Queen City, Camargo, Garrett, Commercial (Cincinnati).


    • Married second, Louise Fleischmann Yeiser, August 17, 1936.
    • father: John Orley Tate
    • mother: Nellie (Varnell) Tate
    • spouse: Louise Fleischmann Yeiser
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    Born September 4, 1890
    Died March, 1968
    (aged 77)