Howard, George Rumsey - Erie County

GEORGE RUMSEY HOWARD, the second son of George Howard, was born in Buffalo May 27th, 1861. After completing his education at the Buffalo Classical School, he gained his first business experience as a clerk in the tannery firm of Bush & Howard, later becoming a partner in that enterprise and continuing in this connection for four years after his father's death. In 1890 Mr. Howard disposed of his share in the concern and since then has been engaged in the field of finance and in the management of various large vested interests, having his office in the Erie County Bank Building. Mr. Howard is a trustee of the Erie County Savings Bank and a director of the Cary Safe Company. He is a capitalist of solid and extensive resources. Distinctively a strong man of affairs, Mr. Howard has the advantage of wide experience and the prestige which attaches to a business career unmarred by errors of judgment and signalized by the prosperous outcome of a great variety of undertakings. The social and other connections of Mr. Howard are many and important. He is a member of the Country, Ellicott and Park Clubs, and has served for many years as a director of the Y. M. C. A., and a trustee of the ' Westminster Presbyterian Church and the Buffalo General Hospital. He is also a director of the Provident Loan Association, trustee of the Christian Homestead, and trustee of Forest Lawn.

October 3, 1882, Mr. Howard married Miss Griffin, a daughter of the late John B. Griffin. They have three daughters.

Mr. Howard is an accomplished man of the world, practical, thoroughly in accord with the spirit of the times, and having a keen appreciation of the refinements and amenities of life. He resides in a palatial home on Delaware avenue, and in the domestic circle finds needed relief from the urgencies of business duties. As financier and citizen his standing leaves nothing to be wished, and he may be appropriately characterized as one of those deserving men who, in the prime of their days, have attained the consummated results which are, as a rule, only to be looked for with advanced years.

SOURCE:  Memorial and Family History of Erie County New York; Volume I