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Alexander Johnston "AJ" Cassatt
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Birth: Dec. 8, 1839
Pittsburgh
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 28, 1906
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Business Magnate. His education began in Pittsburgh, continued in Europe at the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, and was completed at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He graduated with a degree in civil engineering. He first worked in Georgia, but as the Civil War drew near, he moved to Philadelphia. He began working for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Thomas A. Scott appointed him manager, assistant superintendent, and superintendent, of a number of subsidiaries of the Pennsylvania Railroad. In 1871, Cassatt became superintendent of the Pennsylvania Railroad. He continued to take on responsibilities as he became a vice-president of the company. He then retired to became president of the Monmouth Park Racing Association in New Jersey. He later returned to railroading, working for a number of companies in a several capacities. He ultimately returned to the Pennsylvania Railroad where he eventually served as the company's seventh president, from 1899 to 1906. Among his accomplishments at the Railroad were the planning and commencement of the construction of the greatest of railway tunnels under the Hudson, Manhattan Island, and the East River, and the building of Manhattan's Pennsylvania Station. He was married to Marie Lois Buchanan, niece of President James Buchanan. He was a son of Robert Simpson Cassatt and Katherine Kelso Johnston. He was the brother of artist Mary Stevenson Cassatt.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Simpson Cassatt (1806 - 1891)
  Katherine Kelso Johnston Cassatt (1816 - 1895)
 
 Spouse:
  Marie Lois Buchanan Cassatt (1847 - 1920)*
 
 Children:
  Edward Buchanan Cassatt (1869 - 1922)*
  Katherine Kelso Cassatt Hutchinson (1871 - 1905)*
  Robert Kelso Cassatt (1873 - 1944)*
  Elsie Foster Cassatt Stewart (1875 - 1931)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lydia Simpson Cassatt (1837 - 1882)*
  Alexander Johnston Cassatt (1839 - 1906)
  Mary Stevenson Cassatt (1844 - 1926)*
  Robert Kelso Cassatt (1847 - 1863)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Church of the Redeemer Cemetery
Bryn Mawr
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Lot 490
 
Created by: rjschatz
Record added: Aug 23, 2006
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Alexander Johnston AJ Cassatt
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- R I P
 Added: Nov. 21, 2015
A great man
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 Added: Jun. 7, 2014

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