HARRISON B. FEHR, president and general
manager of the Lehigh Valley Transit Company, was born near Nazareth,
Northampton County, Pa., March 20, 1863, the son of Michael and Anna C.
(Edmonds) Fehr. He was educated in the Moravian schools at Nazareth, and
taught in the public schools from 1880 to 1883. He then entered the employ
of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company, rising rapidly in the engineering
department. From May, 1890, to October, 1891, he was engaged in the bridge
department of the same road. From 1891 to September, 1899, he was city
engineer and commissioner of highways of the city of Easton. From 1899 to
January, 1901, he was engineer for the Easton Transit Company, and from
the latter date to September, 1902, was engineer of the Trenton & New
Brunswick Railroad Company. From September, 1902, to May, 1904, he was a
consulting and contracting engineer. In May, 1904, he became general
manager, and in 1906 also president of the Easton Transit Company. In
October, 1913, he removed to Allentown, having become president and
general manager of the Lehigh Valley Transit Company and affiliated lines.
Mr. Fehrs splendid record as a railroad man speaks for itself. He also
has the gift of making friends, and is a member of the following
organizations: Various Masonic bodies; Elks; Sons of Veterans; Lehigh and
Northampton Country Clubs; Livingston Club; Pomfret Club, Easton;
Manufacturers Club, Philadelphia; American Society of Civil Engineers;
American Electric Railway Association; Pennsylvania Street Railway
Association; National Geographic Society. Mr. Fehr married Miss Achshaw,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Walter, of Northampton County, Pa.
Men of Allentown, Allentown, Pa. by Fred L. Shankweiler, 1917,
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