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coal company executive

James Duane Ireland, American coal company executive.


Ireland, James Duane was born on December 1, 1913 in Duluth, Minnesota, United States. Son of James Duane and Elizabeth Clark (Ring) Ireland Mather.


Student, St. Paul's School, 1931. Student, Kent School, 1933. Student, Cornell University, 1936.


With Hanna Coal Company, 1937-1945. President Peters Creek Coal Company, Summersville, West Virginia, 1947-1960. Chairman board successor company Peerless Eagle Coal Company (became subsidiary St. Joe Minerals Corporation 1975), since 1960, honorary chairman, since 1975.

President, director Gauley Mountain Coal Company, 1957-1970. Chairman board Bratenahl Development Corporation, Cleveland, 1959-1970. Director, trustee 1st Union Realty Cleveland, since 1961.

Director, member executive committee Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company, since 1951, chairman executive committee, since 1980.


Trustee Western Reserve History Society, since 1954, Cleveland Institute Music, since 1954, Garden Center Cleveland, since 1958 (honorary. Past treas), Boy Scouts American, since 1962, Cleveland Council of World Affairs, 1958-1964, 70-73, 75-81, Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, since 1958, Cleveland Museum Art (also member accessions committee, finance committee), Cleveland Council Independent Schools, 1967-1974, Central School Practical Nursing, University Circle Development Foundation (also vice chairman executive committee), University Hospitals, since 1971. Trustee Hawken School, 1959-1975, life trustee, since 1975.

Trustee, executive committee Holdon Arboretum. President, 1972-1975. Trustee Greater Cleveland Associate Foundation, 1962-1972, Cleveland Foundation, 1971-1972.

Trustee, finance committee, secretary, vice chairman executive committee Cleveland Institute Art, since 1957. President Elizabeth Ring Mather and William Gwinn Mather Fund, since 1957. Member Psi Upsilon. Clubs: Union (Cleveland), Chagrin Valley Hunt (Cleveland), Tavern (Cleveland), Kirtland (Cleveland).


Married Cornelia Wilmot Allen, November 30, 1946. Children: James Duane III, Lucy Elizabeth, Cornelia Seward (Mistress Robert E. Hallinan), George Ring.

James Duane Mather

Elizabeth Clark (Ring) Ireland Mather

Cornelia Wilmot Allen

James Duane III Ireland

Lucy Elizabeth Ireland

Cornelia Seward Ireland (Mistress Robert E. Hallinan)

George Ring Ireland