Term: Earling, Albert John 1848 - 1925
railway executive, b. Richfield. In 1866 he began his career with the Milwaukee and St. Paul R.R. Co. as a telegrapher. He rose successively through various positions with this line, and was president of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul R.R. Co. (1899-1917), and chairman of the board (1917-1919). He was the moving spirit in the extension of the Milwaukee Road from the Missouri River to the Pacific Coast. A. W. Derleth, Milwaukee Road (New York, 1948); J. G. Gregory, Hist. of Milwaukee (4 vols., Chicago, 1931); F. L. Holmes, et al., eds., Wis. (5 vols., Chicago, 1946); Milwaukee Journal, Nov. 11, 1925.
The Wisconsin Historical Society has manuscripts related to this topic. See the catalog description of the Albert J. Earling Papers for details.
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[Source: Dictionary of Wisconsin biography]