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Leman A. Cambrey


Submitted by Lisa Hoffius and Bill Moore


Leman A. CAMBREY, who holds the important position of trust officer of the Hackley National Bank in the city of Muskegon, was born in Independence township, Oakland County, Michigan, June 7, 1879, and is a son of Alfred J. and Mary (BOICE) CAMBREY, the other child of this family being Nellie, who died at the age of two.  The mother died in 1883.  The father married Alice AINSLEY for his second wife and of this union there were three children, Leroy, Duane and Vera.  Alfred J. CAMBREY was station agent for the Grand Trunk Railway Company for thirty-two years and his death occurred in November 1914.  The public school discipline of Leman A. CAMBREY reached its ultimate when he was graduated in the high school at Vernon, Saginaw County.  In the Detroit College of Law he was graduated as a member of the class of 1913, and after thus receiving his degree of Bachelor of Laws he engaged in the practice of his profession in the city of Pontiac, judicial center of his native county.  In 1916 he had the distinction of being elected Mayor of that city, and he held this office during the entire period of American participation in the World War, a period that, as a matter of course, made extraordinary demands upon the officials in all communities of the country.  Mr. CAMBREY’ s earnest and efficient administration as Mayor of Pontiac was continued until the close of 1919, and in the meantime he had served also as fuel administrator of Oakland County.  In 1920 he came to Muskegon to assume the office of general manager of the Home Finance Company, and since November 1924, he has here held the position of trust officer of the Hackley National Bank, one of the strongest and most important financial institutions in this section of the state.  The political support of Mr. CAMBREY is given to the Republican Party.  He is affiliated with the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks and the Michigan State Bar Association, and is a member of the Century Club of Muskegon, of which he was formerly secretary.  August 30, 1913,

Mr. CAMBREY wedded Miss Grace E. WALTER, daughter of Frank and Jennie WALTER, of Clarkston, Oakland County, where her father is engaged in the mercantile business and where the death of her mother occurred in November 1913.



Source: “Historic Michigan”, George N. Fuller/ James L. Smith (1925)  Vol. III, pp. 130-131


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