C. C. HOBART
C. C. HOBART, president and general manager of the American Fixture and Manufacturing Company of Troy, Ohio, has been a resident of this city for a period of fifteen years. He was born in 1857, in Vermont. When about eighteen years of age Mr. Hobart left his native State for school at Colgate University at Hamilton, New York; later spent one year in the Chicago Law School, and in 1881 was graduated from the law department of the Iowa State University. For two years after that Mr. Hobart was engaged in teaching school and then became interested in operating a paper mill at Middletown, Ohio. About 1888 he established the Hobart Electric Manufacturing plant at Middletown, which he subsequently moved to Troy, and which he then developed into one of the largest manufacturing enterprises of the city. In 1905 he sold his interest in that plant and established the American Fixture and Manufacturing Company, of which he is president and general manager. The business is the general manufacture of electrical material and cabinets. He is interested additionally in some enterprises outside this city. He has proved himself an active and useful citizen of Troy and served for two years as a member of the Board of Public Service.
Mr. Hobart was married in I886, to Miss Lou E. Jones, of Middletown, Ohio, and they have three sons: Edward, who is a student at the Ohio State University; and Charles and William, students in the Troy schools. Mr. Hobart and wife are members of the Baptist Church. He belongs to the Troy Club and is a member of the fraternal order of Knights of Pythias.
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