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telegraph pioneer , army officer

Anson Stager, American telegraph pioneer, army officer.

Background

Stager, Anson was born on April 20, 1825 in Ontario County, New York, United States.

Education

Studied telegraphy in spare time.

Career

Worked in office Rochester (New York) Daily Advertiser owned by Henry O’Reilly, 1841, bookkeeper by 1845. General supt; general supt. General United States Army, 1861, placed in Washington (District of Columbia) as chief United States mil.

General for meritorious services, 1865, discharged, 1866. President Western Edison Electric Light Company from its formation until 1885</td><tr><td class="label_burgverd11px"><b>Death</b></td></tr><tr><td> Died Chgo.