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M. W. Bahan .-.e. .... ^ 1
* W. BAHAN is a man
whose hobby is gas--
real natural gas-and
gas is his business as
well as his hobby. Mr.
-as a Bahan is manager of
the Texas Company's natural gas department,
having charge of the
land and leasehold department. He
is a stockholder in the same company,
vice-president and director of
the Fort Worth Gas Company, director
in the Marshall Gas Company
and director of the Louisiana-Texas
Natural Gas Company. Mr. Bahan
is a New Yorker by birth. He was
born in Cattaragus, New York, January
23, 1863, and obtained his edu- i
cation in the public schools of that
State. Nearly all of his life has
been spent in the oil and gas busi- l
ness. In 1880 he entered the employ
of the National Transit Company,
New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio,
as a telegraph operator, afterwards
holding the position of engineer,
gauger, oil purchasing agent and
superintendent. In 1904 Mr. Bahan
came to Texas as superintendent and
director of the Navarro Refining
Company at Corsicana and in 1909
he became connected with the Texas
Company. Mr. Bahan is a
Democrat in politics but has never
found time enough from his favorite
hobby of gas to take much part in
political affairs. In 1892 he married
Miss Mary McLaughlin of Andover,
New York. They have five children,
ages nineteen, seventeen, fifteen,
thirteen and eight. He has been at
all times a consistent worker for the
development of Fort Worth.
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