Frank P. Harder
Frank P. Harder

Information on this page is from History of Rensselaer Co., New York by Nathaniel Bartlett Sylvester, published in 1880.

FRANK P. HARDER was born at Castleton, Rensselaer Co., N. Y., March 19, 1845. His father, Andrew Harder, was of Dutch descent on the paternal, and of Scotch descent on the maternal side. His father settled at Castleton about the year 1827, where he afterwards resided.

Mr. Frank P. Harder received a good education in Nassau and Mechanicville Academies, and subsequently took a course in Eastmans' Business College, at Poughkeepsie. In 1864 he engaged in the forwarding and freighting business, which he continued for eleven years, since the close of which time he has been engaged in the lumber and commission business. He is among the most energetic and earnest young men of Rensselaer County, and many years ago began to take an active interest in politics. His efforts in this direction have received favorable indorsement by the citizens of his town, and his ingegrity and business ability are acknowledged by all who know him. He has been honored by the following places of trust and responsibility:

In the year 1867-68 he ws clerk of the village of Castleton. For several years he has been a trustee, and for the years 1870-71 he was president of the village. He represented Schodack in the Board of Supervisors for the years 1878-79, being in the latter year unanimously elected.

In 1875 he was elected vice president of the National Bank of Castleton, which office he holds at the present time.

Residence of Frank P. Harder, Castleton, N. Y.

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