Hastings, Arthur C., was born at Brooklyn., N.Y., July 13, 1860, and attended the public schools of that city; later he took a course in Smith College, at Hatfield, Mass., and was graduated from there in 1876. In 1877 he accepted the position of secretary of the Rochester Paper Mill Company at Rochester, N. Y., which position he filled until 1889, when he came to Niagara Falls and in company with J. F. Quigley, built the Cliff Paper Mill, which was completed in the same year and of which he remained as manager until 1892, when the Cliff Paper Company was organized, of which company he was made secretary, treasurer and manager. He is still an incumbent of that office and is also treasurer of the Francis Manufacturing Company since its organization in 1895. In 1896 Mr. Hastings was elected police commissioner of the city of Niagara Falls, and served as president of the board until he resigned to become mayor, to which office he was elected March 2, 1897. He is a K. T. and Shriner.
Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897
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