Alexander E. Orr (1831-1914)

Alexander Ector Orr was a successful New York City merchant in the grain and produce business who was well-known for integrity. He served on many public commissions including ones that investigated corruption in the canal business and reorganized the Brooklyn Civil Service Commission. In 1894 he became president of the Rapid Transit Commission and was largely responsible for arranging the financing and the construction of the New York City subway system without scandal or corruption. He served on the boards of twenty-nine nonprofit, government and corporate organizations.

1900 circa 15 years
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