James Frederick Joy Edit Profile
Graduate Dartmouth, 1833, Harvard Law School, 1836.
Admitted to Massachusetts bar, 1836. Counsel general Michigan Central R.R., 1852, Illinois Central R.R., 1853. President Chg. & Aurora Branch R.R., 1853, Central Military Tract R.R., 1856 (merged with Chicago & Aurora Branch R.R., forming Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R.R.).
Purchased Burlington & Missouri River R.R., extended to Council Bluffs on the Missouri River, by 1869. Acquired Hannibal & St. Joseph R.R. (gaining control of Southern Iowa, Northern Missouri). Member Michigan Legislature, 1861-1862, floor leader House of Representatives.
President Michigan Central R.R., 1867. Combined lines for Kansas City, St. Joseph & Council Bluffs R.R., president, 1870-1874. President Detroit Post and Tribune, 1881-1884, Wabash, St. Louis & Pacific Railroad, 1884-1887.
Member Michigan Legislature, 1861-1862, floor leader House of Representatives.
Married Martha Reed, August 12, 1841. Married second, Mary Bourne, December 12, 1860.