HAZEN, PERLEY FULLER, son of Edward and Sarah (Tilden) Hazen, was born in Hartford, Vermont, July 11, 1854. He was educated in the public schools. He came to St. Johnsbury September 2, 1872, and entered the office of E. & T. Fairbanks & Co., as a clerk. Capable, industrious, and ambitious, young Hazen was promoted to the position of bookkeeper in the mechanical department, where he mastered the details of the manufacture of scales, and kind of labor required, and proved to be the "right man in the right place." He was appointed assistant superintendent in 1889, and for the past ten years has been superintendent of this extensive business, which employs more than one thousand men. 

      Mr. Hazen's activities have not been confined to his business alone. They have broadened out into many avenues of the social, religious, and political life of St. Johnsbury. He is an Odd Fellow, a 32d degree Mason and a past eminent commander of Palestine commandery. For four years he served as a trustee of the village. He was actively interested as an incorporator, and for several years as a director, of the Citizens Savings Bank and Trust company. For nearly thirty years he has been a member of the North Congregational church, and his influence is freely extended to the religious and educational progress of the town. A zealous Republican, he was for several years chairman of the town committee, and during the last campaign was president of the Republican club. He has not sought political preferment for himself, but has worked strenuously for the cause. P. F. Hazen married Minnie, daughter of Andrew Oliver and Pamela (Denison) Baker of St. Johnsbury, April 14, 1881. 

      Mr. Hazen has achieved a most responsible position in a great enterprise by merit alone, and possesses a large measure of public confidence. 
 

Source:  Successful Vermonters, William H. Jeffrey, E. Burke, Vermont, The Historical Publishing Company, 1904,  page 78-79.

Prepared by Tom Dunn January 2005