This page conforms to the XHTML standard and uses style sheets. If your browser doesn't support these, you may not see the page as designed, but all the text is still accessible to you.

SCHENECTADY DIGITAL HISTORY ARCHIVE

Bringing the heritage of Schenectady County, New York to the world since 1996

You are here: Home » Resources » MVGW Home » Biographies » Edward H. Bright

History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Edward H. Bright

Index to All Biographies | Index to Biographies by County: Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida, Schenectady, Schoharie | Search by keyword

Go to previous biography: Leon W. Porter | next biography: James Chrysler Cooper

[This information is from Vol. III, p. 46 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

Contents | Portraits | Illustrations | Maps

For nearly twenty years after he had completed his education the business activities of Edward H. Bright, president of the Rome Box & Lumber Company of Rome, Oneida county, New York, were connected with the Rome Manufacturing Company, so that his entire business experience has been gained in the city where he grew from boyhood to manhood. He was born in Utica, New York, on September 25, 1884, eldest son of William H. and Elizabeth (Huntington) Bright, both of whom were natives of New York state. The mother, who was born in Rome, was a daughter of Edward Huntington, one of the founders of the Rome Rolling Mills, now the Rome Brass & Copper Company. Mr. Bright's father was an attorney, and at the time of his death in 1894 was surrogate judge of Oneida county. His widow passed away in Rome in 1918. They were the parents of two sons.

Edward H. Bright obtained his education in the public schools of Rome and at the Rome Free Academy, from which he graduated in 1901, after which he attended Hamilton College, at Clinton, New York. When he had finished his collegiate studies and returned to Rome, Mr. Bright formed a connection with the Rome Manufacturing Company that lasted without interruption until 1921. He then purchased an interest in the Rome Box & Lumber Company and became the company's president. Mr. Bright is now serving as commissioner of public works of Rome for the two-year term of 1924 and 1925. In his political views he is a republican, and is a member of the Rome Club and the Teugega Country Club.

On September 7, 1913, in Rome, Mr. Bright was married to Miss Elizabeth Porter, daughter of Joseph Porter. Mrs. Bright is a member of the Woman's Club, and is on the board of managers of the Rome Home. Mr. and Mrs. Bright are the parents of two children: Edward H., Jr., and William H. Bright. Mr. Bright's favorite recreation is fishing.

Go to top of page | previous biography: Leon W. Porter | next biography: James Chrysler Cooper

You are here: Home » Resources » MVGW Home » Biographies » Edward H. Bright

http://www.schenectadyhistory.org/resources/mvgw/bios/bright_edward.html updated February 15, 2011

Copyright 2011 Schenectady Digital History Archive — a service of the Schenectady County Public Library