Jule Murat Hannaford

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Jule Murat Hannaford (November 19, 1850 – September 24, 1934) was president of Northern Pacific Railway 1913-1920.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

He was born November 19, 1850, at Claremont, New Hampshire.[3]

Entered railway service: June 1866, since which he has been consecutively to May 11, 1872, clerk in general freight office Vermont Central Railroad at St. Albans, Vermont; May 17, 1872 to date, with the Northern Pacific Railroad and its successor, the Northern Pacific Railway as follows: May 17, 1872, to May 1, 1879, in general freight and passenger office; May 1, 1879, to May 1, 1881, assistant general freight and passenger agent; May 1, 1881, to August 1, 1883, general freight agent, Eastern Division; August 1, 1883, to March 1, 1884, assistant superintendent, Freight Traffic; March 1, 1884, to May 1, 1886, general freight agent; May 1, 1886, to March 15, 1890, traffic manager; May 15, 1890, to February 1, 1899, general traffic manager; April 1, 1890, to September 1, 1893, also general traffic manager, Wisconsin Central Lines during their lease to the Northern Pacific Railroad; February 1, 1899, to April 1, 1902, third vice-president; April 1, 1902, to August 27, 1913, second vice-president; June 1, 1895, to June 28, 1906, also general superintendent and vice-president, Northern Pacific Express Company; and June 28, 1906, to August 27, 1913, president, same company; August 27, 1913, to June 20, 1918, president, Northern Pacific; June 20, 1918, to March 1, 1920, federal manager, same road; March 1 to December 1, 1920, president; December 1, 1920, to date, vice-chairman and director.[4]

Hannaford, North Dakota was named after J.M. Hannaford when it was laid out by the Northern Pacific Railroad.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Northern Pacific. Annual Report. St. Paul [Minn.]: Northern Pacific, 1934, p. 17.
  2. ^ Railway Age, September 29, 1934, p. 390.
  3. ^ Who's Who in Finance Incorporated (1922). Who's who in Finance and Banking. p. 298. 
  4. ^ Howson, Elmer T., D. A. Steel, and J. B. Tebo, editors (1922). The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America, 1922 edition. New York: Simmons-Boardman. p. 267. 


Preceded by
Howard Elliott
President of Northern Pacific Railway
1913 – 1920
Succeeded by
Charles Donnelly