August Frederic Mack
AUGUST FREDERIC MACK
AUGUST FREDERIC MACK, WHO NOW, AS
president of the Cosmopolitan Shipping
Company, Inc., holds a prominent place in the business of ocean transportation, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1863. He was educated in Cleveland and entered upon business there, and afterward carried on his business career at Pitts-burgh and finally at New York. He was commercial agent for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. And later traveling freight agent for the Atchison, T o p e k a & Santa Fe Railroad until 1898, in which year he became division freight agent for the American Steel & Wire Company at Cleveland and later assistant general freight agent for the same com-pany at New York. When the United States Steel Corporation organized the United States Steel Products Company in .1903 he was made manager of the export traffic department, in charge of all shipping, and, later, of its fleet of owned and chartered steamers. In October,
1916, he was elected president of the Federal Shipping Company, which was organized in 1915, and in January,
1917, merged with the
Cosmopolitan Shipping Company, Incorporated.
The Cosmopolitan Shipping Company was or-ganized in 19x5. The company started out by maintaining a regular steamship service to France, and has since expanded its operations until they in-clude service to South America, South Africa, and other countries. The French service is conducted under the name, now well and favorably known, of the Cosmopolitan Line, which has been busily engaged in trade with this country and France during the past three years, and also maintains a weekly service between New York and Rotterdam.
Besides this European service the Cosmopolitan Shipping Company, Inc., operates in the Pacific through its affiliated company, Struthers 6c Dixon, Inc., with offices in San Francisco, Seattle, Manila, and Shanghai.
The company, which has throughout its career pursued constructive and conservative methods, which have organized the company's business for
permanency, has now made itself a firmly es-tablished institution, doing a large and successful business and enjoying an enviable reputation in the shipping world. It has a complete organization for conducting the shipping business as owners, managers and operators.
The company has two piers on the East River, handling steamers for the United States Gov-ernment, the French Government, and the Swiss Government, besides vessels of its own.
The vice-presidents of the company are Mr. J. R. Munoz, who has been in that capacity with the company from its inception, having made a spe-cialty of the French business, and Mr. Inman H. Payne, who has been with the company for two years, previous to which time he held a prominent position with one of the transatlantic lines from New Orleans.
The company has recently opened up an office in New Orleans and expects to begin operations from that port within the very near future. It likewise maintains a traffic and booking office in Chicago. In every direction its connections are expanding and its business growing.