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Benjamin Ethan Tate

business executive.

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.


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.


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


Married second, Louise Fleischmann Yeiser, August 17, 1936.

John Orley Tate

Nellie (Varnell) Tate

Louise Fleischmann Yeiser