Chauncey DePew: New York Central Leader

A most interesting period in the history of the New York Central Railroad was the period from US Railway Administration (USRA) control during the First World War until the mid Nineteen Twenties. This period is well chronicled in the “New York Central Lines” magazine.

Throughout this period, the Chairman of the Board of Directors was Chauncey Depew. He had 56 years of service on his eighty-eighth birthday in 1922 and still came into his office in the Grand Central Office Building. His advice to employees was to “have a hobby not a fad”.

Shown above is his house in Peekskill, NY

 

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