| Samuel Bush |
|Born||Samuel Prescott Bush|
Brick Church, Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, U.S.
|Died||1948-02-08 (Age 84)|
|Children|| • Prescott Sheldon Bush|
• Robert Bush Mary Bush-House
• Margaret Bush-Clement James Smith Bush II
|Parents|| • James Smith Bush|
• Harriet Fay
|Spouse|| • Flora Sheldon|
• Martha Bell Carter
|Member of||Bush family|
Bush family patriarch, from a wealthy background, who got into railroads and then finance.
Bush took an apprenticeship with the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad at the Logansport, Indiana shops, later transferring to Dennison, Ohio and Columbus, Ohio, where in 1891 he became Master Mechanic, then in 1894 Superintendent of Motive Power. In 1899, he moved to Milwaukee to take the position of Superintendent of Motive Power with the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad.
In 1901, Bush returned to Columbus to be General Manager of Buckeye Steel Castings company, which manufactured railway parts. The company was run by Frank Rockefeller, the brother of oil magnate John D. Rockefeller, and among its clients were the railroads controlled by E. H. Harriman. The Bush and Harriman families were to be closely associated from then on. In 1908, Rockefeller retired and Bush became president of Buckeye, a position he would hold until 1927, becoming a wealthy industrialist.
Samuel Bush served on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (as well as of the Huntington National Bank of Columbus). In 1931, he was appointed to Herbert Hoover's President's Committee for Unemployment Relief.
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