William Lawrence Merry Edit Profile
William S. Hill, of Scarsdale, New York (now widower). Went to sea; became commander of steamships on Atlantic and Pacific oceans in California trade under American flag. Resigned from Pacific Mail Steamship Company, 1874, at San Francisco, and established residence there.
Was 3 years general agent Central American Transit Company, and N. American Steamship Company, on the Nicaraguan Isthmus. 1 year agent United States Mail Steamship Company on the Panama Isthmus. President North American Navigation Company on Pacific coast.
2 terms president San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, and several years trustee. Consulgen. for Nicaragua on Pacific Coast of the United States. Envoy Extraordinary anu Minister Plenipotentiary to Nicaragua, San Salvador and Costa Rica, 1897-1907, to Nicaragua and Costa Rica, 1907-1908, to Costa Rica, since 1908.
Active and influential supporter of Nicaragua Canal project, of increased naval force, and of maritime development of Pacific coast ports. Author: The Nicaragua Canal the Gateway Between the Oceans. The Problem of Cheap Transportation.
Home: San Francisco, California.
Married Blanche, d.