Homer O. Warren
City of Troy

This biography is from Troy and Rensselaer County, New York, Volume III, by Rutherford Hayner, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., New York and Chicago, 1925. It was submitted by Debby Masterson.

HOMER O. WARREN, one of the proprietors and business manager of the Troy Business College, of this city, holds a prominent position in commercial education in Rensselaer county, and in fact, in the northern part of New York State. He identified himself with the Troy Business College as instructor in September, 1905. Three years later, in partnership with William H. Aderhold, he purchased the full interests of the school. Mr. Warren acts as business manager and has complete control of the executive office work of the school. He has charge of all enrollments and is advisor of students in outlining their courses. As such he has won a big place in the affections of many who have passed through the various courses of the school during the past eighteen years.

Mr. Warren was born in Ashtabula, Ohio, January 22, 1874. His early education was received in the public schools of his native city and he later attended Grand River Institute, taking a special course in banking and finance. He then entered the Spencerian College, of Cleveland, Ohio, and after completing the course at this famous school attended also two other commercial colleges. Upon graduating he entered the teaching profession and later established a business college in Ashtabula. After having brought the school to a very prosperous condition he disposed of his interests there. From Ashtabula he went to McKeesport for a time, after which he returned to his native city and accepted a position as accountant. In September, 1905, he came to Troy and assumed the principalship of the commercial department of the Troy Business College, and as before mentioned, in 1908 formed a partnership with his present associate, William H. Aderhold, who together purchased the school.

Mr. Warren is a member of the Private Business School Association of the United States, Commercial Travelers of America, the Troy Rotary Club and the Troy Chamber of Commerce. Fraternally he is also prominent, being a member of the Phoenix Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons; Apollo Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; Apollo Council, Royal and Select Masters; Apollo Commandery, Knights Templar; Iran Grotto; Oriental Temple, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. He is also a member of the Fellowcraft Club. He is an officer and member of the River Street Church of Christ.

Mr. Warren married Minnie A. Kurtz, in 1908, and their marriage has been blessed with four children: Clarice Mae, William Elton, Leon Allen, and Julia Susan.

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