John W. Garrett

John W. Garrett, President of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad from 1858-1884, steered the railroad through the crisis of the Civil War, maintaining a firm commitment to the Union. In the strike Garrett regretted pay cuts and attempted to retain his employees, but firmly held to the principle of free labor's right to contract.

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President, 1858-1884.
From a contemporary likeness.

About this Document

  • Source: The story of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, 1827-1927
  • Author: Edward Hungerford
  • Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
  • Published: New York-London
  • Date: 1928