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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Orr, Alexander Ector 1831- (search)
Orr, Alexander Ector 1831- Merchant; born in Strabane, Ireland, March 2, 1831; came to the United States in 1851; has been president of the New York Produce Exchange and of the New York Chamber of Commerce several times; president of the New York Rapid Transit Commission.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Slater, John F. 1815-1884 (search)
nor income is expended for land or buildings. Education in industries and the preparation of teachers are promoted in institutions believed to be on a permanent basis. The board consists of Prof. Daniel C. Gilman, ex-president of Johns Hopkins University, as president; Chief-Justice Fuller, as vicepresident; Morris K. Jesup, as treasurer; J. L. M. Curry, as secretary and general manager; and Bishops Potter and Galloway, and Messrs. William E. Dodge, William A. Slater, John A. Stewart, Alexander E. Orr, and William H. Baldwin, Jr. The fund is a potential agency in working out the problem of the education of the negro, and over half a million of dollars has already been expended. By the extraordinary fidelity and financial ability of the treasurer, the fund, while keeping up annual appropriations, has increased to $1,500,000. Schools established by States, denominations, and individuals are helped by annual donations. Among the most prominent are the Hampton Normal and Industrial; th