Michael Rayens Elected Vice-President of A. D. T.
The American District Telegraph Company has announced the election of Michael W. Rayens as vice president of the corporation. Mr. Rayens has been active in the affairs of the A D T for the past twelve years. On the day of his elevation to the vice presidency of the A D T, he presided at the 152nd anniversary of the birthday of Prof. Samuel F. B. Morse at the Morse monument on the Mall of Central Park. He is president of the Morse Veterans of America.
Mr. Rayens is credited with originating uniforms for the Western Union Telegraph Co. messengers at the time he was Superintendent of the New York office of W. U. at 195 Broadway. Starting with the Western Union on September 1, 1877, Mr. Rayens was known as lessenger No. 406. On March 12, 1880, he was recommended for promotion. Later he became manager of the 195 Broadway office and on March 12, 1896, he was advanced to Superintendent of the New York City area.
In his telegraph career, Mr. Rayens knew intimately such men as Andrew Carnegie, Thomas A. Edison and other equally famous telegraphers.