02 July 2014

Notes About Russell A. Alger

Alger's activities were found in the Frank J. Hecker papers at the University of Michigan's Clement Library.

"...established the Peninsular Car Works for the manufacture of freight cars...".  "...James F. Joy and General Russell A. Alger were company directors."

"In June 1898 (during the Spanish-American War), Secretary of War Russell A. Alger gave Frank Hecker the authority to purchase and charter ships for the transportation of troops and supplies for the United States government."

"...allegations...suggested that Col. Hecker may have mishandled lumber contracts to suit the business interests of his friend, Senator Russell A. Alger, and himself."

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