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Tenure at Pullman Car Company
Robert became Interim President of Pullman Car Company in October 1897. As Jason Emerson pointed out in "Giant in the Shadows", Robert oversaw one of the most successful eras of the Pullman company. During the first two years of his tenure the company increased its value from $36 million to $74 million. As a result, he was voted by the board of directors as the permanent President and served in that position until 1911. This letter shows Lincoln sending special railway tickets from Jersey City to Chicago and Omaha to Oakland on Pullman cars for Mr. Bentley's son.
- Tenure at Pullman Car Company
- Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926
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