Entrepreneur Henry E. Hungtington

Henry E. Hungtington


Henry E. Hungtington who is born on February 27, 1850 in New York is a famous Entrepreneur. The age of Henry E. Hungtington is # year old. The birth sign of Henry E. Hungtington is Pisces. Henry E. Hungtington has have thousand of fans and supporters in New York.

BirthdayFebruary 27, 1850
Birth SignPisces
BirthplaceNew York
Death DateMay 23, 1927, age 77
Address :
Huntington Library, San Marino, California, US.
About Henry E Hungtington

Henry E. Huntington was well known for being the railroad magnate in America. He was also famous for collection of rare books. He started his career working under his uncle Collis P. Huntington to manage a sawmill cutting railroad ties at St. Albans, West Virginia. Later he joined as superintendent of construction for a portion of the Chesapeake and Ohio. He also served as vice-president and president of company from 1887 to 1890. After his uncle’s death he took over the one-third estate in 1900 selling the control of Southern Pacific in 1902 further leading to develop electric street railways in California. He owned the transportation lines of Los Angeles to transfer and set up his headquarters there in 1902 finally leading to Orange Empire in city. He built the largest intercity electric railway of US with sum of $200 million sharing ownership with Pacific Electric and Southern pacific till 1911. He controlled and worked until his death on 23rd May, 1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Some of his notable collection as collector is as follows
• E. Dight Church Library of Americana
• The Wilberforce Eames Collection of 12,000 early American imprints
• Sir Thomas Egerton’s Collection from the 1600s
• Beautiful Bindings with many more.
He received the lifetime membership of Sons of the Revolution in the State of California.

Henry E Hungtington Before Fame

He got married twice first marriage was with Mary Alice Prentice with whom he has in total 4 children; Howard Edward, Clara Leonora, Elizabeth Vincent and Marian Prentice. He later got married to Arabella Huntington in 1913 after death of his first wife.


He started collecting books in 1903 but had an interest since childhood.

Henry E Hungtington Family Life

Henry was born on 27th February, 1850 in Oneonta, New York to Solon Huntington and Harriett Sanders. He completed his studies from public and private schools in his city. He then worked in hardware store of Oneonta followed by moving to New York at age 20 employing in large hardware firm.

Associated With

He worked alongside William R. Staats and A. Kingsley Macomber for the development of Oak Knoll Subdivision near Pasdena.

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