LLOYD BURRELL HUFF. One of the representative young business men of Westmoreland county is Lloyd Burrell Huff, the oldest son of Hon., George F. and Henrietta Burrell Huff, of Greensburg, an grandson of the Hon. Jeremiah Murray Burrell, president judge of the tenth judicial district of Pennsylvania, whose sketch appears elsewhere in this work.
He was born in Greensburg on the eighth day of December, 1871, was educated in the public schools, after which he entered Trinity Hall, a well equipped preparatory institution at Washington, Pennsylvania. In 1889 he matriculated in the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Troy, New York. In 1891 he left college to enter the coal and coke business with his father, taking charge of development work on a large coal and timber property near South Fork, in the Allegheny Mountains ; in 1893 he returned to Greensburg and became treasurer and manager of all the important mining properties in that section. When the Keystone Coal & Coke Company, one of the largest coal and coke producers in Pennsylvania, was organized he became treasurer and general manager, his father, Hon. George F. Huff, being the president. Mr. Huff has gained prestige in other fields a an able and progressive young business man, well fitted for handling affairs of scope and importance, being president of the Pittsburg, McKeesport & Greensburg Railway Company, a director of the First National Bank of Greensburg and other like enterprises ; also identified with both state and national horticultural and improvement associations. In his political proclivities Mr. Huff is a staunch Republican, for some years a member of the state central committee, and a loyal and efficient worker in his party. In 1895 he was appointed to the military staff of Governor Daniel H. Hastings with the rank of lieutenant-colonel. At the outbreak of the Spanish-American war he was promoted to assistant commissary general of the national guard of Pennsylvania, and was one of the first to be called into service by the governor. He received orders to assist in the commissary arrangements necessary to put the Pennsylvania soldiers into the field, which work was accomplished with commendable ability. He married, June 21, 1897, Eleanor Warren Moorhead, the second daughter of Hon. James S. Moorhead, one of the most prominent and leading members of the Westmoreland county bar. Mr. and Mrs. Huff have tow children, Eleanor Moorhead and Elizabeth.
(For the genealogy of the Huff Family see sketch of Hon. George F. Huff.)
Source Pages 67 & 68 History of Westmoreland County, Volume II, Pennsylvania by John N. Boucher. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906
Transcribed January 2, 2000 by Marilynn Wienke for the Westmoreland County History Project
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