Goodyear, Anson Conger
Goodyear, Anson Conger(1877–1964) industrialist, art collector; born in Buffalo, N.Y. He studied at Yale (B.A. 1899), joined the family lumber business in Buffalo, became vice-president (1907), and then president (1911). He was president of the Great Southern Lumber Company, Bogalusa, La. (1920–38); served as vice-president of the Buffalo and Susquehanna Railroad (1907–10); and was president of the New Orleans Great Northern Railroad Company (1920–30). He also became chairman of the board of the Gaylord Container Corporation (1937–52), later to merge with the Crown Zellerbach Corporation. He was an avid collector of late-19th- and early-20th-century American and European art, and, after he moved to New York City, he was president of the Museum of Modern Art (1929–39). After his death, his collection was bequeathed to the Buffalo Museum of Fine Arts.
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