THOMAS M. LANHAM
Thomas M. Lanham, superintendent of the Northern Manufacturing Co. at Tippecanoe City Ohio, was born at Vevay, Ind., in 1870, a son of J. A. and Nancy (Nay) Lanham. During his boyhood and youth Mr. Lanham attended the public schools of his native community, and when he was ready to become self-supporting secured a position in a furniture factory. There he learned the business thoroughly. He was ambitious, industrious and attentive, and as he passed through the various departments as he was promoted to more responsible posts, gathered a great deal of information which has since been of inestimable value to him. In 1910 Mr. Lanham moved to Piqua, where, he became identified with the Cron Kilns Company, as assistant superintendent. Later he transferred his services to the Union Furniture Company, of Connersville, Ind., and then returned to Piqua, where he became connected with the plant owned by L.C. and W. L. Cron, and operated as the L.C. & W. L. Cron Manufacturing Company. He served as superintendent and general manager, and when the new management came in and the Cron Manufacturing Company was established, Mr. Lanham was retained in the capacity of superintendent. On March 1 he retired from above connection and became superintendent of Northern Manufacturing Co. of Tippecanoe City. Mr. Lanham is deservedly recognized as one of the most efficient men to be found in his line of industry, and has played an important part in the building up and development of the various concerns which he has represented. He married Alpha, daughter of Edward Tilley, and they are the parents of one daughter, Mary Jane. Mr. Lanham is a member of the Knights of Pythias, in which he has numerous friends, and as a citizen has been a supporter of all worthy movements, this applying particularly to his contributions to the war activities promulgated in Miami county.
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