Albert Powers

Albert E. Powers

1816

Born December 5, 1816, Lansingburgh, NY to William and Deborah (Ball) Powers.

1834

Entered Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and remained for just four months.

1839

Married Frances Elizabeth Hanford, daughter of William Hanford. She died September 20, 1850.

1841

Entered the oil cloth manufacturing business started by his father.

1857

Married Lucy Clark Allen, daughter of Rev. Joseph Allen on October 1, 1857.

1861

Appointed trustee of the Institute.

1877

Entered the banking business.

1887-1888

Served as acting president of the Institute following the death of William Gurley.

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