Walter Phelps Warren, Jr.
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.

WALTER PHELPS WARREN, JR.—As vice-president and a member of the board of directors of the Fuller & Warren Company, Inc., which owns the famous Clinton Stove Works of Troy, New York, Walter Phelps Warren, Jr., is helping to carry forward the work of his father, the late Walter P. Warren, who for many years was the efficient chief executive of the above mentioned concern. The son is also officially connected with other enterprises founded and promoted by the father, and with his brother, William Henry Warren (see preceding sketch), is holding the business true to the principles of the earlier generations of the Warren family.

Born in Troy, New York, December 31, 1874, son of Walter P. and Martha Mabbett (Warren) Warren, Walter Phelps Warren, Jr., received his early and preparatory education in private schools and in Albany Academy, and then further prepared for an active career by taking a course in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. When his studies were completed he began his active career in the employ of the J. M. Warren & Company, of which his father had formerly been a member. Later, in 1898, he severed his connection with that concern and entered the employ of the Fuller & Warren Company in the capacity of purchasing agent, and since that time his connection with the last-named concern has been continuous. The firm is the successful Fuller & Warren Company, which was incorporated in 1881, under the name of one of the best known stove manufacturing concerns in the country. Walter P. Warren, Sr., was vice-president of the original corporation, but on the death of Mr. Fuller in 1890, became chief executive of the concern, which official position he held at the time the son became purchasing agent. About 1910 Walter Phelps Warren, Jr., became a member of the board of directors and was elected vice-president of the corporation. During the nearly a quarter of a century which has passed since that time he has demonstrated his ability and won the high regard of his associates. The plant of the Fuller & Warren Company, Inc., covers an area of six acres, and is one of the largest of its kind in the United States. In addition to his responsi1:)ilities in connection with the Fuller & Warren Company, Inc., Mr. Warren is also a member of the board of directors of the United National Bank of Troy, New York, and a member of the board of directors of the Albany & Vermont Railroad Company. Politically he favors the principles of the Republican party, but he reserves the right to cast his vote for those candidates he deems best qualified for the office, regardless of party affiliations. During the World War he served as captain of the Eighth Ward War Chest Committee, organized several "drives" in the ward, and was one of the most active in the promotion of the various war activities.

Mr. Warren has always taken an active interest in local public affairs, and, like his father, has contributed largely to the advancement of the public welfare. He is a director of the Troy Boys' Club; has contributed much of his time and energy to the Rensselaer County Tuberculosis Association, which he has served as president since 1919, and has been active on the State Committee on Tuberculosis and Public Health; is a member of the Troy Citizens' Corps; and of the Troy Chamber of Commerce. Fraternally he is affiliated with Delta Phi college fraternity, which he serves as a director of Lambda chapter. He is a member of the Troy Club, of which he was a member of the executive board and vice-president for several years; a member of Van Schaick Island Golf Club; and a member of the Troy Riding Club, of which he was one of the founders and which he now serves as vice-president. He is also a member and vice-regent of the Sons of the Revolution. His religious affiliation is with the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, which he serves as a member of the board of deacons and as treasurer.

Mr. Warren married, December 28, 1922, Helen Liddle, of Glens Falls, New York. By his first marriage Mr. Warren has two children : Anne Lane Warren; and W. Phelps Warren (3).

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