Goodyear, A. Conger (Anson Conger), 1877-1964

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B.A., Yale, 1899; served in World War I; vice president for the Susquehanna Railroad Co., Great Southern Lumber Co., and managing director of the Goodyear Lumber Co.

From the description of Anson Conger Goodyear collection, 1813-1890 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702166188

Colonel, United States Army; president, Allied Coal Mission to Central Europe, 1918-1919; member, Inter-Allied Commission in Upper Silesia, 1919.

From the description of A. Conger Goodyear papers, 1919-1922. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754868937

Art collector and army officer.

From the description of Notes of A. Conger Goodyear, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452283

A. Conger Goodyear (1877-1964) was an American manufacturer and businessman. Born in Buffalo, New York on June 20, 1877, he received his A.B. degree from Yale University in 1899 and married Mary Forman on Jun 29, 1904. He began in the manufacturing business in 1900 and subsequently served as chairman of the board of directors of Gaylord Container Corporation, director of Paramount Pictures, director of G. M. & O. railroad, and department commander of the A.R.C. in the Pacific Ocean area. He served as a colonel in World War I and was the personal representative of the Secretary of War. He was a Major General in the First Division of the New York Guard, a president and trustee of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, director of the Buffalo Academy of Fine Arts, and governor of the New York Hospital. He was also a member of several clubs, including Alpha Delta Phi, Wolf's Head (at Yale), the Links Club, and the Saturn Club in Buffalo. He was married twice and had four children. He died on April 24, 1964.

From the guide to the A. Conger Goodyear Papers, 1925-1963, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

Anson Conger Goodyear was born June 20, 1877 to a socially prominent family in Buffalo, New York. He achieved his undergraduate degree from Yale University in 1899 and established a successful career in the lumber and railroad industries. In 1912, Goodyear succeeded his father as a director of the Buffalo Academy of Fine Arts and was appointed the first president of The Museum of Modern Art in 1929. He served in that position until 1939 when he was succeeded by Nelson A. Rockefeller, but Goodyear continued serving on the acquisitions committee until the 1950s and remained a trustee of the Museum until his death on April 24, 1964.

From the description of A. Conger Goodyear scrapbooks, 1929-1940. (Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)). WorldCat record id: 122453665

Trustee and President of the Museum of Modern Art, 1929-1939.

From the description of Papers, 1929-1939. (Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)). WorldCat record id: 122445985

Businessman, military officer in World Wars I and II, author, art collector, founder and president of Museum of Modern Art. Born in Buffalo, the son of Charles W. and Ella Conger Goodyear.

From the description of Papers, 1683-1964 (bulk 1885-1964). (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 34555661

Biographical Note

  • 1877, June 20: Born, Buffalo, New York
  • 1899: Bachelor Degree, Yale University
  • 1900 - 1911 : Chairman of the Executive Committee, Director, G.M. & O. Railroads Director, Crown Zellerbach Corporation President, Goodyear Lumber Company
  • 1911 - 1917 : President, Norwich Lumber Company
  • 1917: Captain, Field Artillery, U.S. Army
  • 1918: Colonel; Commander, 307th Field Artillery
  • 1918: Commander, 81st Field Artillery, France
  • 1918: General Inspector, Transportation Corps, A.E.F.
  • 1918, May 2: President, Coal Commission for Central Europe
  • 1919, September 5: Member, Inter-Allied Commission on Upper Silesia
  • 1919, October: Discharged honorably from the two last posts
  • 1919: Major General, 1st Division, New York National Guard
  • 1929 - 1960 : Trustee, President, Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • 1944 - 1945 : Deputy Commander, American Red Cross, Pacific Ocean Areas
  • 1947: Personal Representative of Secretary of War, American Zone, Germany and Austria
  • 1952: Master of Laws, Norwich University
  • 1958: Doctor of Fine Arts, Adelphi College
  • 1964, April 23: Died, Old Westbury, New York

From the guide to the Anson Conger Goodyear Papers, 1919-1922, (Hoover Institution Archives)

B.A., Yale, 1899; served in World War I; vice president for the Susquehanna Railroad Co., Great Southern Lumber Co., and managing director of the Goodyear Lumber Co.

Anson Conger Goodyear, the son of Charles W. Goodyear, was born in Buffalo, N.Y., June 20, 1877, where his father is engaged in the Lumber and Railroad Business. His mother's name is Ella P. (Conger) Goodyear. Anson was equipped with preparatory knowledge at the Nichols School, Buffalo, N.Y.

After graduation, Anson became connected with the Buffalo and Susquehanna Railroad Company, of which he is now Vice-President. He is Second Vice-President of the Great Southern Lumber Company, and Managing Director of the Goodyear Lumber Company, of which his father is Vice-President.

His business address is 962 Ellicott Square, Buffalo, N.Y.

On June 29, 1904, in the City of Buffalo, N.Y., Anson was married to Miss Mary Forman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George V. Forman, of Buffalo, N.Y. They have one child, a son, born in Buffalo, N.Y., July 8, 1906, and named George Forman Goodyear.

Anson's residence address is 522 Franklin Street, Buffalo, N.Y.

Decennial Record of the Class of 1899 in Yale College, p. 68

From the guide to the Anson Conger Goodyear Collection, 1813-1890, (Manuscripts and Archives)

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creatorOf Geissbuhler, Arnold, 1897-1983. Arnold Geissbuhler papers, 1915-1977. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. ALS : Ironton, Mo., to Julia Dent Grant, 1861 Aug. 15. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863. Correspondence : with Kate Perry and Jane Perry Elliot, 1848-1902 (bulk 1848-1863). Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Amy Lowell correspondence, 1883-1927 (inclusive), 1910-1925 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf A. Conger Goodyear Papers, 1925-1963 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Anson Conger Goodyear Papers, 1919-1922 Hoover Institution Archives.
creatorOf Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. ALS : La Grange, Tenn., to Jesse Root Grant, 186[2] Nov. 23. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Anson Conger Goodyear. Anson Conger Goodyear, 1877-1964. Art Papers, 1924-1927. New York State Historical Documents
referencedIn Archives pamphlet file : Goodyear, A. Conger : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Goodyear, A. Conger (Anson Conger), 1877-1964. Notes of A. Conger Goodyear, undated. Library of Congress
referencedIn Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965. Papers, 1903-2005. Harvard University Art Museum
creatorOf Goodyear, A. Conger (Anson Conger), 1877-1964,. War of 1812 manuscripts, 1779-1862. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
creatorOf Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. ALS : Cairo, Ill., to Jesse Root Grant, 1861 Nov. 29. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898. ALS : London, to Cyrus W. Field, 1862 Nov. 27. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. Speech against slavery : AMs fragment, [1859]. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855. Jane Eyre. Preface : AMs, Haworth, Eng., [1847 Dec. 21]. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Rodney, Caesar, 1728-1784. ALS : Trenton, N.J., to Thomas Rodney, Dover, Del, 1777 Feb. 12. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. ALS : Corinth, Miss., to Mary Grant Cramer, 1862 Aug. 19. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834. Collection , 1813-1878. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Papers, 1840-1961. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Geissbuhler, Arnold, 1897-1983. Arnold Geissbuhler papers, 1915-1977. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Goodyear, A. Conger (Anson Conger), 1877-1964. Papers, 1683-1964 (bulk 1885-1964). Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
creatorOf Hirsch, Stefan, 1899-1964. Stefan Hirsch and Elsa Rogo papers, 1926-1985. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. ALS : Ironton, Mo., to Mary Grant Cramer, 1861 Aug. 12. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn American Ballet Theatre records, 1936-ca. 1967 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
creatorOf Goodyear, A. Conger (Anson Conger), 1877-1964. Anson Conger Goodyear collection, 1813-1890 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. ALS : Oxford, Miss., to Mary Grant Cramer, 1862 Dec. 15. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf New York World's Fair (1939-1940). New York World's Fair 1939-1940 records, 1935-1945, bulk (1939-1940). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Cornell, Katharine, 1893-1974. Katharine Cornell collection, 1890-1974. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf New Jersey. Committee of Safety. Warrant : New Brunswick, N.J., in favor of Joseph Holmes, 1776 Apr. 20. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Goodyear, A. Conger (Anson Conger), 1877-1964. A. Conger Goodyear scrapbooks, 1929-1940. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. ALS : Cape Girardeau, Mo., to Jesse Root Grant, 1861 Aug. 31. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. ALS : Cairo, Ill., to Jesse Root Grant, 1861 Nov. 8. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933. Alterations for A.C. Goodyear at High Court, Cornish, N.H. [graphic] : Project 403 / Charles A. Platt, Architect, 11 E. 24th St. New York. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845. Andrew Jackson microfilm collection, 1804-1845 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University Library
creatorOf Anson Conger Goodyear Collection, 1813-1890 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Goodyear, A. Conger (Anson Conger), 1877-1964. Papers, 1929-1939. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Goodyear, A. Conger (Anson Conger), 1877-1964. A. Conger Goodyear papers, 1919-1922. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
creatorOf Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. ALS : Jackson, Tenn., to Mary Grant Cramer, 1862 Oct. 16. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Hopkinson, Francis, 1737-1791. ALS : Bordentown, N.J., to Robert Morris, Manheim, Pa, 1778 Apr. 6. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Goodyear, A. Conger (Anson Conger), 1877-1964,. War of 1812 manuscripts, 1779-1862 [microform]. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
referencedIn Papers, 1903-2005 Harvard Art Museum Archives, Harvard University
creatorOf Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. ALS : Camp Yates, near Springfield, Ill. to Jesse Root Grant, 1861 May 6. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863. Correspondence : with William and Jane Brookfield, [1834?]-1896 (bulk 1847-1854). Rosenbach Museum & Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Albright Art Gallery (Buffalo, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Allied and Associated Powers (1914-1920). Supreme Economic Council. Coal Mission (Central Europe) corporateBody
associatedWith American Ballet Theatre corporateBody
associatedWith Anderson, Robert, 1805-1871. person
associatedWith Andrews, W. G. (Walter Gresham), 1889-1949. person
associatedWith Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant, 1818-1893. person
associatedWith Blair, Montgomery, 1813-1883. person
associatedWith Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855. person
associatedWith Brown, Jacob, 1775-1828. person
associatedWith Buell, Carlos, 1818-1898. person
associatedWith Buffalo & Susquehanna Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Campbell, John Archibald, 1811-1889. person
associatedWith Clay, Henry, 1777-1852. person
associatedWith Cleveland, Frances Folsom, 1864-1947. person
associatedWith Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908. person
associatedWith Conger, A. G. (Anson Griffith), 1812-1880. person
associatedWith Cornell, Katharine, 1893-1974. person
associatedWith Crawford, Samuel Wylie, 1829-1892. person
associatedWith Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889. person
associatedWith Donovan, William J. (William Joseph), 1883-1959. person
associatedWith Early, Jubal A. (Jubal Anderson), 1816-1894. person
associatedWith Fox, Gustavus Vasa, 1821-1883. person
associatedWith Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881. person
associatedWith Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879. person
associatedWith Gaylord Container Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Geissbuhler, Arnold, 1897-1983. person
associatedWith Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898. person
associatedWith Goodyear, Charles W. (Charles Waterhouse), 1846-1911. person
associatedWith Goodyear, Ella, 1853-1940. person
associatedWith Goodyear family. family
associatedWith Goodyear family. family
associatedWith Goodyear, Frank H. (Frank Henry), 1849-1907. person
associatedWith Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. person
associatedWith Great Southern Lumber Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872. person
associatedWith Gulf, Mobile and Northern Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Hall, Amos, fl. 1812. person
associatedWith Hand, Learned, 1872-1961 person
associatedWith Harmon, Ernest Nason, 1894-1979. person
associatedWith Hirsch, Stefan, 1899-1964. person
associatedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964. person
associatedWith Hopkinson, Francis, 1737-1791. person
associatedWith Inter-Allied Commission in Upper Silesia. corporateBody
associatedWith Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845. person
associatedWith Jordan, Thomas, 1819-1895. person
associatedWith Key, Francis Scott, 1779-1843. person
associatedWith Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834. person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. person
associatedWith Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882. person
correspondedWith Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925 person
associatedWith Mercer, Samuel, d. 1862. person
associatedWith Milburn, John George, 1880-1932. person
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). Film Library. corporateBody
associatedWith New Jersey. Committee of Safety. corporateBody
associatedWith New Orleans Great Northern Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith New York (State). National Guard. Regiment, 17th. corporateBody
associatedWith New York (State). National Guard. Regiment, 71st. corporateBody
associatedWith New York World's Fair (1939-1940) corporateBody
associatedWith Norwich University. corporateBody
associatedWith Pickens, Francis Wilkinson, 1805-1869. person
associatedWith Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933. person
associatedWith Porter, Peter B. (Peter Buell), 1773-1844. person
associatedWith Randolph, John, 1773-1833. person
associatedWith Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916. person
associatedWith Rodney, Caesar, 1728-1784. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944. person
associatedWith Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965. person
associatedWith Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866. person
associatedWith Sheaffe, Roger Hale, b. 1763. person
associatedWith Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891. person
associatedWith Smyth, Alexander, 1765-1830. person
associatedWith Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869. person
associatedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. person
associatedWith Sumter, Thomas, 1734?-1832. person
associatedWith Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863. person
associatedWith Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862. person
associatedWith Van Rensselaer, Stephen, 1764-1839. person
associatedWith Wadsworth, James Wolcott, 1877-1952. person
associatedWith Washington Gallery of Modern Art (Washington, D.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878. person
associatedWith Wood, Leonard, 1860-1927. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Poland
Galicia (Poland and Ukraine)
Silesia (Germany)
Galicia (Poland and Ukraine)
Silesia
Czechoslovakia.
Serbia
Silesia (Poland : Voivodeship)
Silesia (Poland : Voivodeship)
New York (State)
Germany.
United States
Czech Republic--Bohemia
Yugoslavia.
United States
Bohemia (Czechoslovakia)
Confederate States of America
Poland.
United States
Confederate States of America
Serbia.
Subject
Coal mines and mining--Serbia
Art--Collectors and collecting
Coal mines and mining
Coal mines and mining--Bohemia (Czechoslovakia)
Fort Sumter
Reconstruction (1914-1939)
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1914-1918
Coal mines and mining--Galicia (Poland and Ukraine)
Business and industry
Coal mines and mining--Silesia (Germany)
New York State
Businessmen--United States
Occupation
Army officers
Art collectors
Collector
Function

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Birth 1877-06-20

Death 1964-04-24

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