Leadership

W. H. Todd, Ship Builder, Dead

Issue 6 and Volume 85.

W. H. Todd, Ship Builder, Dead William H. Todd, Honorary Deputy Fire Chief of the New York Fire Department and President of the Todd Shipyards Corporation at which many of New York City’s fire boats were constructed, died of heart disease at the home of his son in Brooklyn. He was sixty-four years old. He was born in Wilmington, Del., and was educated in the public schools there. At thirteen he was a rivet boy in the boiler shop of Pusey & Jones Shipyard at Wilmington. At twenty-four he was sent to Trinidad in charge of crew to assemble river boats. Mr. Todd was elected President of the Robins Dry Dock and Repair Company, Erie Basin, Brooklyn. This organization was part of the Clyde interests, and when he heard that it was to be sold to English interests for $7,000,000, he raised the money among co-workers in the yard and…

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