James R. Anderson
As published in
"The City of Kenosha and Kenosha County Wisconsin: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement"
by Frank H. Lyman Vol. 2, The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1916.
On the 1st of January, 1916, James R. Anderson assumed the duties of assistant manager of the American Brass Company at Kenosha. He had been a representative of the corporation for thirteen years, having entered its employ in 1903, when the company was known as the Chicago Brass Company, and a recognition of his faithfulness, diligence, and capability led to promotion from time to time, bringing added responsibility but also added opportunities. Today he is in a position demanding executive powers.
Kenosha numbers Mr. Anderson among her native sons, his birth having here occurred on the 28th of December, 186. He obtained a public school education and business training in the College of Commerce, and was a youth of seventeen years when he entered the service of the Chicago Brass Company. Undoubtedly one of the elements of his success has been the fact that he has never dissipated his energies over a broad field, but has concentrated upon a single line, and this has brought him a thorough mastery of the business.
In politics James R. Anderson is independent, voting according to the dictates of his judgment rather than according to party dictation. Fraternally his is well known, being popular in Masonic and Elk circles. He was married, 25th of April, 1916, to Miss Janet Lance, of Kenosha, a daughter of A. H. Lance, vice president of the Simmons Company.
Typed by: Michelle Laycock