Portrait and Biographical Record of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon Counties, Pennsylvania; Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the Counties, Together with Biographies and Portraits of All the

Portrait and Biographical Record of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon Counties, Pennsylvania; Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the Counties, Together with Biographies and Portraits of All the

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...of the Lehigh University, from which he was graduated with honors in 1390, receiving the degree of a civil engineer. During his junior year at the university he received second honor in an oi-atorical contest, and as it was his first experience as an orator, he may justly feel proud of his success. Ever since his departure from his Ahma Mater he has been Secretary of the alumni of his class. After leaving college Mr. Neumeyer became chief draftsman of the Clinch Valley Railroad, a branch of the Norfolk & Western Railroad, and remained with this line for fifteen months, when he was transferred to the Ohio division of the same line. Here he was engaged prospecting for soft coal and running branch lines. After six months he resigned to accept the position of Civil Engineer of Bethlehem, and he was also at this time appointed Superintendent of the Water Works. As the superintendent of the grading of the streets he has made quite a number of grades, and altered many others. His work is always satisfactory, for the one reason that he individually superintends both the work and the men, not trusting either to a subordinate. He is now serving his third term as Civil Engineer, having been unanimously elected each term. The simplc mention of the fact that he has been a Sunday-school teacher for more than ten years, and is the present Secretary of the Northampton County Sunday-school Association, is in itself good currency, and will pass at par anywhere in the United States. The subject of this biography has acquired considerable repute as a public speaker, and in politics he acts and believes in accordance with the principles of the Democratic party. Mr. Neumeyer is truly a self-made man, having worked his way through both college and...show more

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  • Paperback | 490 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 866g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236984307
  • 9781236984302