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Transcribed biography of John C. Horn

JOHN C. HORN - Diligent application to a given course of activity, and a thorough understanding of his business has made John C. Horn a well known figure in the lumber industry, in which he has for many years been engaged. He is a native of Valparaiso, Indiana, born August 21, 1886, the son of Peter J. and Sarah A. (Welch) Horn. He attended the grade schools of Valparaiso, is a graduate of the law department of Valparaiso University, and also graduated from Notre Dame University. In 1911 he began his life with the Gary Lumber Company, and in 1913 removed to Indiana Harbor to direct the affairs of the Washington Lumber and Coal Company, which had been established the previous year. Three years later he acquired a large interest in this concern and at that time became secretary-treasurer and manager. It is a highly successful concern, handling lumber, coal and building materials. It is probably the largest industry of its kind in this part of the county. Its facilities are in keeping with the demand for its products. A large yard is maintained at One Hundred Forty-first and the Belt Railway. Mr. Horn has participated in the larger affairs of this community and has many interests. He is a directory in the Indiana Harbor National Bank and is vice president of the East Chicago Chamber of Commerce. His World war service was as a member of Company H, Sixty-seventh Infantry. He holds memberships in many organizations, which include the Knights of Columbus, American Legion, Elks, Kiwanis Club, Gary Country Club. In politics he is a republican and has been an active worker in that party. He is regarded as one of the leading factors in the life of his community.

Source: Cannon, Thomas H., H. H. Loring, and Charles J. Robb. 1927. History of the Lake and Calumet Region of Indiana Embracing the Counties of Lake, Porter and Laporte. Volume II. Indianapolis, Indiana: Historians' Association. 827 p.
Page(s) in Source: 118-119

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