A YOUNG ISAAC THOMAS MANN (YEAR - 1905 )


A HISTORIC BRAMWELL, WV PIONEER LEGEND

Photograph is of the Committee of Northern Men Who Purchased The Clinchfield Railroad From George L. Carter from 1905.
Left to Right - George L. Carter, Isaac T. Mann, George A. Kent, John B. Dennis, William M. Ritter, Norman B. Ream, Thomas F. Ryan, James A. Blair, Henry Ray Dennis, Jefferson Coolidge, In Front - James Hammitt.

Photo by: Stephen J. Shaluta, Jr. - Wonderful West Virginia Magazine.


Isaac Thomas Mann

BIRTH 22 Jul 1863
Fort Spring, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA
DEATH 18 May 1932 (aged 68)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
BURIAL WashingtonDistrict of ColumbiaDistrict of Columbia

1863: I. T. Mann was born in Greenbrier County, WV.

1889: I.T. Mann had an apprenticeship at Greenbrier Valley Bank.

1901: I. T. Mann visited financier J. P. Morgan in New York.

1908: I. T. Mann served as a delegate to the Republican national convention.

1912: I. T. Mann was a candidate for the U.S. Senate.

1929: I. T. Mann's business empire collapsed at the onset of the Depression.

May 18, 1932: I. T. Mann died in Washington, DC.


May 18, 1932: Industrialist: Isaaic T. Mann Dies at age 68.

  MAY 18, 2018

Financier and industrialist I. T. Mann died in Washington on May 18, 1932, at age 68. As a young man, the Greenbrier County native apprenticed at his father’s bank. Then, in 1889, he helped organize the Bank of Bramwell in Mercer County. The bank became a financial pillar of the southern coalfields and attracted wealthy coal operators to the town. Bramwell soon achieved the distinction of being the “richest small town in America.”

In 1901, Mann had an eventful seven-minute meeting with financier J. P. Morgan in New York. He got funding for an ambitious scheme to acquire coal lands in McDowell County, making him a leading powerbroker in southern West Virginia. For three decades, he served as president of the Bank of Bramwell and the Pocahontas Fuel Company, with financial investments stretching from Chicago to Mexico City. He lived primarily in Bramwell but also resided in Washington, with vacation homes in Maine and Florida.

His financial empire came tumbling down when the stock market crashed in 1929. Still, Isaaic T. Mann was one of the few native-born West Virginians to make a fortune in the southern coalfields.

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