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Scots and Scots Descendant in America
Part V - Biographies
Clyde Milne


CLYDE MILNE. was born in Philadelphia, Pa., February 9, 1872, the eldest son of Francis Forbes Milne (1837-1912) and Annie Clyde, daughter of the late Thomas Clyde, of Philadelphia. His father was the second son of David Milne, who, June 30, 1859, with his brothers, James and Caleb Jones Milne, Sr., succeeded their father in the manufacture of cotton and woollen goods, under the firm name of Milne Bros., the firm having been founded by David Milne, in

1830, who came to America in 1827 and settled in Philadelphia in 1829, and was one of the pioneers in America in the manufacture of fine textile fabrics. He was born in Aberdeen, December 26, 1787 (died in Philadelphia, 1873), the only son of James Milne and Agnes Copeland. He attended the Grammar School and King’s College, Aberdeen, where he had the poet Byron as a classmate. Before coming to Philadelphia, he had served apprenticeship in the office of Adam White, in Leith, and had established and operated a successful fast packet line, for passengers and freight, between Scotland and America, one of his vessels having made two round trips to the United States in one year, a remarkable performance at that time, a testimonial dinner was given to him in Aberdeen.

Mr. Clyde Milne was educated in private schools, and was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, in June, 1893, with the degree of B.S. In October, 1893, he entered the shipping business as a clerk with the Clyde Steamship Co. and steadily advanced in the business until in 1898 he was appointed General Freight Agent, which position he held until 1908, when he resigned his position to deal in investment securities in New York City. In February, 1916, in connection with Mr. George I. Stanford, Mr. Milne organized and became Vice-President of the Stanford Steel Products Company of Milford, Connecticut, manufacturers of cold rolled strip steel.

Mr. Milne has been a member of the St. Andrew ‘s Society of Philadelphia since 1900. He is a life member of the St. Andrew’s Society of the State of New York; a member of the Sons of the Revolution, Pennsylvania Society of New York, Bankers’ Club, Lawyers’ Club, Union League, St. Anthony, New York Railroad and University of Pennsylvania Clubs of New York, and the Union League, Racquet and Merion Cricket Clubs of Philadelphia.

Mr. Milne married, June 21, 1912, Elizabeth C. Denham, daughter of Edward Denham and Elizabeth Jeffries. He is a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church. One brother, Francis Forbes Milne, Jr., and a sister, Mrs. Harry Bartol Brazier, reside in Philadelphia.. Mr. Milne ‘s city address is 229 West 78th Street; his business address, 115 Broadway, New York City.


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