William H. Aderhold
City of Troy

This biography is from Troy and Rensselaer County, New York, Volume III, by Rutherford Hayner, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., New York and Chicago, 1925. It was submitted by Debby Masterson.

WILLIAM H. ADERHOLD, Mr. [Homer O.] Warren's partner in the ownership of the Troy Business College, was born at Cogan Station, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, September 8, 1879, and there received his early education in the business schools. He later attended the Lycoming County Normal School and for four years taught in the public schools of the State of Pennsylvania. He then entered the Williamsport Commercial College at Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and completed the combined business and stenographic course, after which he served for two years as principal of the commercial department of the American Commercial College, at Allentown, Pennsylvania.

In 1905 Mr. Aderhold came to Troy to accept a position as commercial instructor in the Troy Business College. The next two years he spent in study at the Phillips-Exeter Academy, at Exeter, New Hampshire, and in 1908, became sole owner and proprietor of the Troy Business College with Mr. [Homer O.] Warren (see sketch). Mr. Aderhold's energy and ability have had much to do with the growth and success of the school during the past fifteen years. His duties consist chiefly in looking after the welfare of the students during the time they are studying in the school and he also spends a great deal of his time and effort in securing desirable employment for graduates of the institution.

He is a member of the Commercial Travelers' Association of America, Troy Chamber of Commerce, and is vice-president of the Troy Rotary Club. He is also a member of Evening Star Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons; Hudson River Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; and Iran Grotto. Mr. Aderhold is ruling elder and member of the Jermain Memorial Church, Watervliet, New York.

Mr. Aderhold married Carolyn R. Lee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Lee. Their family consists of two boys: William H., Jr., and Norman Eugene.

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