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J. Samuel Krause

J. SAMUEL KRAUSE

President of the First National Bank, and leading hardware merchant, was born February 22, 1848, in Bethlehem, a son of Mathew and Adeline (Eggert) Krause. He was educated in the Moravian Parochial School, and in 1871 started in the hardware business in partnership under the firm name of Luckenbach & Krause, at No. 21 South Main Street. The firm continued in business until 1890 when the name of J. S. Krause was adopted. In 1909 the J. S. Krause Hardware Company, at No. 41 South Main Street, was incorporated. Mr. Krause is also a director of the Thomas Iron Company, Guerber Engineering Company, and in 1917 he was appointed by the Public Service Commission, as a member of the Bethlehem Bridge Commission which will have charge of the building of the new $1,000,000 Hill-to-Hill Bridge. Mr. Krause is a man of sound business judgment and is prominently identified with all affairs of the community. He is a member of the Masonic Orders. In 1871 he married Frances C. Luckenbach.

 


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Thomas J. Lynch

THOMAS J. LYNCH

Secretary of the Water Supply Commission of Pennsylvania, was born in South Bethlehem, June 13, 1873, a son of John and Ellen (Connelly) Lynch He was educated in the public schools and then entered the employ of the Bethlehem Iron Company. Possessing unusual business and executive ability and being endowed with a magnetic personality, Mr. Lynch was soon rewarded by an appointment to Harrisburg, and through his own untiring energy he became a great favorite at the Capitol, his advice being sought upon many important matters that were brought up for legislation. During his spare time Mr. Lynch studied law and was admitted to the Dauphin and Northampton County Bars. He also served as executive clerk to Governors Tener, Stuart and Pennypacker. Mr. Lynch is a progressive citizen whose popularity is state-wide. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, Elks, Harrisburg Club, Harrisburg Country Club, and the Northampton Club, of Bethlehem. He resides at No. 449 Vine Street, South Side.

 

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