Edmund F. Rattey (1870-1943); Initiated: 1903; Trade: Wire & Brass Worker. Born in New York City, Edmund F. Rattey attended public schools and the College of the City of New York. Upon graduation, he entered the business of his father, German-born Emil Rattey, at the Eagle Wire and Brass Works, established in 1861. During the First World War, he was the Chairman of the Liberty Loan and Red Cross Campaign for the United Wire Work Industry. He was a member of the General Society for forty years. Besides his presidential year he served in the offices of Second Vice President (1922) and Vice President (1923). Additional service included work on the Membership Committee (1904-1917, Chairman 1918-1921, 1928), Finance Committee (1925-1927), Nominating Committee (Secretary, 1928), Literary Committee (1932) and Library Committee (1933-1939). Mr. Rattey was also affiliated with the Building Trades Employers Association, the Allied Building Metal Industry (Treasurer), and the Rotary Club of New York.
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