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James Howell Post

sugar refiner

James Howell Post, American sugar refiner.


Post, James Howell was born on October 13, 1859 in New Rochelle, New York, United States. Son of William and Eleanor (Sachett) Post.


Public school education.


Began as clerk, 1874, and became partner, 1889, B. H. Howell, Son & Company. President National Sugar Refining Company of New Jersey and its subsidiary corporations. Chairman of the Board Cuban-American Sugar Company.

Trustee Title Guarantee & Trust Company, Atlantic Mutual Insurance Company, Williamsburgh Savings Bank. President trustees Adelphi College, Brooklyn. Trustee Princeton Theological Seminary, Brooklyn Home for Children, Young Men’s Christian Association of Brooklyn, bureau of Charities, Brooklyn Eye and Ear Hospital, Welfare Council of New York City, etc.

Director Brooklyn Academy Music.


Married Louisa H. Wells, October 26, 1887.

William Post

Eleanor (Sachett) Post

Louisa H. Wells