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Ralph Harman Booth

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Ralph Harman BOOTH, American Symphony Society. Member of Symphony Society; Detroit, Board of Commerce.


Booth, Ralph Harman was born on September 29, 1873 in Toronto, Canada. Son of Henry Wood and Clara L. (Gagnier) Booth.


Public school education.


Virginia Kingswood. Removed with parents to Detroit, 1881. Began with Detroit National Bank, 1888. With the Detroit Tribune as cashier and later business manager, 1892-1895.

With Chicago Journal, as secretary and manager, later editor public, 1895-1904. Returned to Detroit as editor public The Detroit Tribune. President public The Grand Rapids Herald, 1905.

President Booth Newspapers. Inc., Grand Rapids Press, Flint Daily Journal, Saginaw Daily News, Kalamazoo Gazette, Jackson Citizen Patriot, Bay City Daily Times, Muskegon Chronicle, Ann Arbor Daily News. Director Guardian-Detroit Bank, Detroit Security Trust Company, Union Joint Stock Land Bank, Selected Securities Corporation Appointed United States Minister to Denmark, January 22, 1930.

Vice president. Associated Press, 1917-1918. President Detroit Institute of Art, City Art Commission. Director Detroit Symphony Society.

V.chmn. Detroit Chapter Red Cross.


Member of Symphony Society. Detroit, Board of Commerce. Clubs: Detroit, Detroit Country, Detroit Boat, Detroit Athletic.


Married M. Mary Batterman, May 23, 1906. Children: John Lord.

Henry Wood Booth

Clara L. (Gagnier) Booth

M. Mary Batterman

John Lord Booth