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 Lyman Strong Spitzer, Sr

Lyman Strong Spitzer, Sr

Birth
Amherst, Lorain County, Ohio, USA
Death 2 Apr 1979 (aged 99)
Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
Burial Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 84844299 · View Source
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Lyman Spitzer Sr., built the Spitzer Paper Box Co., which he reorganized from the National Paper Box Co. into a major industry in Toledo. He was also involved in the bond and investment field and was manager of the National Bank Building.
Lyman was born on February 2, 1880 in Amherst, Ohio to Adelbert Lorenzo and Sarah Elizabeth (Strong). He received his education in Toledo and at the Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale University in 1902 and joined the New York branch office of Spitzer & Company, where he remained for one year.
Spitzer then spent a year in Maine as a traveling representative of the bond department, then returned to Toledo in 1905 where he joined the Spitzer company for three years. He became involved with the real estate end of the business and was the manager of the Spitzer and Nicholas buildings for ten years.
In 1915 he purchased the controlling interest in the National Paper Box Company and remained active in the management of the business until he joined the Army, where he was made Captain, during World War I. Upon his discharge in 1918, he reorganized the paper box business under the name of Spitzer Paper Box Company.
Spitzer served as a Toledo Councilman, was a nominee for state senator in 1920, served as president of the Boy Scout Council, and was a member of the Toledo Chamber of Commerce. As a member of the Park Board he campaigned for twelve years to have benches put under shade trees downtown. Eventually he was successful and they were placed in Courthouse Square.
Lyman Spitzer made the most out of the time he had to himself. Mr. Spitzer very much enjoyed books and owned thousands of them on art, music, and literature. Mr. Spitzer often invited guests of the Town Hall Lecture Series to his house for luncheon. His notable guests included H.G. Wells, Robert Noyes, and Robert Frost. He was the owner of a copy of "North of Boston" by Frost where the poet had put inscriptions for 1917, 1927, and 1941.
He and his family traveled the world. He liked to live in a city like London, Paris, or Rome for months. This enabled him to take full advantage of the city's' culture and atmosphere.
On September 19, 1906, he married Blanche Carey Brumback. They had four children. Spitzer died April 1, 1979 at the age of 99. Blanche died January 3, 1956 at the age of 72.
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  • Created by: BPHTOL
  • Added: 11 Feb 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 84844299
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lyman Strong Spitzer, Sr (2 Feb 1880–2 Apr 1979), Find A Grave Memorial no. 84844299, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by BPHTOL (contributor 47164304) .