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G. H. Clifford
EORGE H. CLIFFORD,
Vice-president of the
Northern Texas Traction
Company and of the
Southern Traction Com- i
the lc:i pany, operating the Fort l i
Worth-Dallas and Fort Worth-Cleburne
interurbans, the street railway
system of Fort Worth and the
Oak Cliff lines, has risen rap- I
idly to one of the most responsible
positions in Texas. In addition to
his important duties as the active
head of these organizations, he was
president of the Fort Worth Chamber
of Commerce and devotes much
time to the general advancement of
the city. He has assisted both personally
and as a railway official in
the city's rapid development, millions d l
of dollars having been expended by
his company in the street improvement
and other campaigns, including
the building of the Cleburne line and
the line to Texas Christian University,
one of the factors in securing
the location of that influential school
here. Mr. Clifford was born at Crowley,
Tarrant County. He rose from ,
stenographer to the late F. M.
Haines, manager of the Dallas Interurban,
through a series of promotions
until he became secretarytreasurer
in 1903. Two years later he
became superintendent, with complete
charge of the operating department.
When H. T. Edgar went to
Seattle to become head of the Stone
& Webster properties there, Mr.
Clifford succeeded him in charge
at Fort Worth. He is the son of
George and Elizabeth Clifford, early
residents of the county. He married
Mrs. Lillie Thorne. He is a
member of various commercial organizations,
an Elk and member of
the River Crest Country Club and
the Saddle and Sirloin Club and the
Auto Club and president of the
Electrical Railway Association of ,_
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