Hiram N. Sager

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Hiram N. Sager

The late Hiram Norton Sager was a member of the Chicago Board of Trade and served twice as its president, in 1906 and again 1907.[1]

Sager was a member of the CBOT for over 33 year, having joined in 1884. He served as managing director, secretary and treasurer of J.H. Dole & Company, which was created in 1852. From 1884 to 1902 he was with the firm Norton & Company.

Background

Sager was born on June 20, 1859 in Seacombe, England.

During Sager's terms as president of the CBOT there was a threatened telegrapher's strike. Sager appealed to President Theodore Roosevelt help avert the strike, which Sage said would "result in serious and widespread injury to commerce our the country."[2]

Sager was a participant in an investigation by a congressional committee into price manipulation on U.S. exchanges.[3]

He served as president of the council of North American Grain Exchanges in 1911.

He was a member of the Colonial Club and the Chicago association of alumni from the University of Wisconsin.

Education

Sager graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

References

  1. Annual Report of the Board of Trade of the City of Chicago, Volume 57. Google Books.
  2. ASKS THE PRESIDENT TO AVERT A STRIKE; Chicago Board of Trade Appeals to Roosevelt to Prevent Telegraphers' Tie-Up. UNION IS READY FOR WAR Leaders Decline to Tell When Strike Will Begin -- Clowry Says Wage Increase Was Honestly Made. New York Times.
  3. Farmers' Elevator Guide, Volume 9. Google Books.