|Birth: ||Dec. 14, 1869|
|Death: ||Nov. 8, 1920|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Harrison Irwin Drummond was born in Alton, Illinois, December 14, 1869, the son of James Thomas and Bethia (Randle) Drummond, and the grandson of Harrison and Elizabeth (Wilkins) Drummond.
He was descended from Virginia families, his earliest American ancestor on the paternal side being William Drummond, who came from Perth, Scotland, to James City County in 1688. Bethia Randle Drummond was the daughter of Irwin B. and Mary E. (Harrison) Randle, and a descendant of Apphia and Josias Randle, who came to Virginia from England.
He entered the Sheffield Scientific School from the Episcopal Academy in Cheshire, Conn. He took the select course, and was given a Senior appointment. Shortly after graduation he became connected with the Drummond Tobacco Company [founded by his father] m St. Louis, Mo.
The company was at that time one of the largest tobacco concerns in the world; he served as superintendent and vice-president for some years, and after his father's death succeeded him as president, retaining this position until the company was absorbed into the Continental Tobacco Company He became first vice-president and a director of the latter organization, making his headquarters in New York City.
In 1901 he retired from active business, severing his connection with the American Tobacco Company, and re- turned to St. Louis, where he had large banking interests and was a director of the Merchants-Laclede National Bank and the Mississippi Valley Trust Company and president of the Drummond Realty Trust Company. He removed to Pasadena, Calif, in 1906 He was prominently identified with the affairs of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, and in 1912 assisted in organizing the Security National Bank of Pasadena.
In 1896, while a resident of St. Louis, he received the Democratic nomination for Congress in the Eleventh District, but declined to be a candidate. He served during that ear, however, as police commissioner of St. Louis. He was one of the directors of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, and for four years was Quartermaster General on the staff of Governor L. V. Stephens of Missouri.
He died November 8, 1920, at the Knickerbocker Hospital in New York City, from injuries received in an accident on November 2. His body was taken to his native town for burial in Grand View Cemetery.
Mr Drummond was married November 22, 1892, in Edwardsville, Illinois, to Mary West, daughter of William Russell and Virginia Fanny Prickett She survives him with a daughter, Georgiana, the wife of Francis S Baer, and a son, Harrison, a non-graduate member of the Class of 1919. He also leaves two brothers, James T. Drummond, Yale 1896, and Charles R. Drummond, Yale 1899.
James Thomas Drummond (1834 - 1897)
Bertha H. Randle Drummond (1844 - 1885)
Mary West Prickett Drummond (1868 - 1950)
Harrison Irwin Drummond (1897 - 1973)*
Harrison Irwin Drummond (1869 - 1920)
James Thomas Drummond (1873 - 1925)*
Charles R. Drummond (1877 - 1950)*
Created by: dran
Record added: Feb 21, 2011
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