Warren H. Snow

Warren H. Snow. Among the reliable and representative concerns engaged in the investment-banking business in the city of Grand Rapids, a place of distinct priority is to be accorded to the vital and progressive corporation of Howe, Snow & Bertles, Incorporated, which maintains well-appointed offices in the Grand Rapids Savings Bank building and which has developed a large and important business in the handling of high-grade securities. Of this vigorous and resourceful financial corporation, Warren H. Snow is the secretary and treasurer. Mr. Snow was born at Fairport, Monroe county, New York, July 26, 1886, and is a son of Joseph H. and Carrie W. (Warren) Snow, the former of whom is deceased and the latter of whom now resides in Rochester, New York. After his public school discipline had been completed, Warren H. Snow attended Syracuse University two years. In 1909, he came to Grand Rapids and took a position with the Kelsey-Brewer Company, a concern that organized the American Public Utilities Corporation, a large public utility holding company which is now owned by the Insull interests. Mr. Snow remained three years with this important concern, as a director and the treasurer, and he then formed an alliance with Burton A. Howe, Claude H. Corrigan and William M. Bertles, and engaged in the investment-banking business under the firm name of Howe, Snow, Corrigan & Bertles. In 1916, the business was incorporated, and upon the withdrawal of Mr. Corrigan, in 1920, the present corporate title of Howe, Snow & Bertles, Incorporated, was adopted. The business of the concern has attained to wide scope and offices are maintained by the company in Detroit, Chicago and New York City. In the handling of corporate securities of the highest grade this Grand Rapids concern has been identified with such important corporations as the United Light & Power Company, Continental Gas & Electric Corporation, Central Power & Light Company, National Electric Power Company, National Public Service Corporation, the Western Public Service Company and the Welch-Wilmarth Corporation of Grand Rapids, and other great corporations that yield high returns and strong security. Mr. Snow is a director of many of the above named corporations. The concern has membership in the Investment Bankers Association of America. Mr. Snow is a Republican in politics, is affiliated with the Masonic fraternity and the Psi Upsilon college fraternity. In his home community, he has membership in the Peninsular Club, the Kent Country Club, the University Club and the Masonic Country Club, and in the national metropolis, he is a member of the Bankers Club. He is a Congregationalist, but attends and supports Grace Episcopal Church, of which his wife is an active communicant. In 1912 was solemnized the marriage of Mrs. Snow to Miss Helen Clay Mills, daughter of Frederick D. Mills, of Grand Rapids, and a granddaughter of Warren B. Mills, who was one of the pioneer business men and influential citizens of this city. Mr. and Mrs. Snow have two children, Warren H. Jr., and Helen.

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Transcriber: Mary Huizen
Created: 7 February 2003
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