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 Alexander Johnston “AJ” Cassatt

Alexander Johnston “AJ” Cassatt

Birth
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 28 Dec 1906 (aged 67)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Lot 490
Memorial ID 15480062 · View Source
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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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  • Created by: rjschatz
  • Added: 23 Aug 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15480062
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander Johnston “AJ” Cassatt (8 Dec 1839–28 Dec 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15480062, citing Church of the Redeemer Cemetery, Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by rjschatz (contributor 46560566) .