ALFRED G. BRADEN, principal of the public schools of Washington, was born October 16, 1858, in Washington, Penn., a son of John D. Braden, Esq., and Anna Ruple Braden. At the high school of his native town he received a thorough general educational training, and he then entered Washington and Jefferson College, where he pursued a four years' course of reading and study in classics, etc.
Mr. Braden's first business experience after leaving college was as civil engineer for the Pittsburgh Southern Railroad Company, in which capacity he served one year, and then was with the Chartiers & Youghiogheny Railroad Company in similar service two years. In 1884 he accepted the appointment of principal of public schools of Washington, which position he occupies with credit to himself and the satisfaction of all interested. To the management and improvement of the schools, Mr. Braden has given his entire time and attention, and by his assiduous efforts, coupled with those of an able corps of assistants, has elevated the educational institutions under his charge to a high degree of excellency.
On July 21, 1886, Mr. Braden was united in marriage with Ida Mann, daughter of John H. Hall, of Wheeling, W. Va., son of Stewart Hall, of County Tyrone, Ireland, son of John Hall, Esq., of Essex, England, and Irene Zane Howell, daughter of James Howell, of Scotland. The children born to Mr. And Mrs. Alfred G. Braden are as follows: Irene Howell, Alfred Goodrich and Ida Rebecca. Politically Mr. Braden is a democrat, and in religion he is a member of the M. E. Church, in which for some years he has taken an active interest.
Text taken from page 189 of:
Beers, J. H. and Co., Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893).
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