WHO WERE THEY ? -- # 59 -- James Caulder Cassell - N&W
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My first thought he may have left about the same time as VP & GM Joseph
Sands. Sands was removed by a vote of the directors on grounds of No
confidence. My interpretation that means hands in the cash register at
On 9/30/2018 7:38 PM, NW Mailing List wrote:
> Two new items of information, dredged up by a friend who trolls the
> newspaper archives.
> 1. From the Harrisburg Daily Independent, June 21, 1901: J. C.
> Cassell, General Superintendent of the Cincinnati Portsmouth &
> Virginia Railroad, was in this city to-day. He was in his private car
> and was accompanied by his mother, who was on her way to Mount Joy.
> The private car was run over the Cumberland Valley Railroad.
> 2. From the Harrisburg Daily Independent, November 7, 1904: Mr.
> J.C. Cassell, assistant to the president of the Norfolk & Western, has
> resigned and that office has been abolished.
> In thinking about why Cassell resigned his post, I checked to see who
> was President of the railroad in 1904. It was Lucius E. Johnson,
> another up-from-the-cinders railroader. There was probably no
> conflict there. Johnson assumed the presidency on September 30, 1903,
> and Cassell was appointed Assistant to the president on January 1,
> 1904, so he no doubt Johnson's choice for a right-hand-man.
> -- abram burnett
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