Hugh Riddle (railroad executive)

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Hugh Riddle, railroad executive

Hugh Riddle (1822–1892) was an American railroad executive.

Early in his career he worked for the Erie Railroad, the Buffalo and State Line Railroad, and the Canandaigua and Niagara Falls Railroad. He served as General Superintendent of the Erie Railroad from January 1, 1864 to May 1, 1869 as successor of Charles Minot.

In 1869 he was appointed Superintendent of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad, became Vice-President in 1871, and served as President from 1877 to 1883.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Mott, Edward H. (1899). Between the Ocean and the Lakes: The Story of Erie. New York: John S. Collins. p. 493. 
Business positions
Preceded by
Charles Minot
General Superintendent of Erie Railroad
Succeeded by
L. D. Rucker