H. T. DUFF, one of the partners and secretary of the firm of Wallace, Banfield & Co., Limited above named, was born in Allegheny City, Penn., March 25, 1850. He is the son of Col. Hugh Duff, a prominent farmer and merchant, and resident of that city who died in July 1865. Mr. Duff, after receiving his education in the common schools of his native county and at the academy at Oakdale, engaged in teaching, and organized the Leechburg Classical and Normal school, in April 1878 which he conducted for six years. During the same period he was principal of the public schools of that place. After this he engaged in mercantile pursuits for two years and then came to Irondale, becoming one of the partners in the iron mills above referred to. He is one of the enterprising and progressive young men of the county who are doing much for is advancement.
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