Wm. J. Scanlan
WM. J. SCANLAN, one of the popular young men of the Nome country, was born in Charlestown, Mass., May 20, 1874. He received his education in the public schools of his native state and the Allen Institute of Boston. He has
filled the positions of private secretary to several multi-millionaires in the East, and also acted in the capacity
of secretary to a number of corporations.
In 1901 he went to Nome as the secretary of several mining companies operating in Seward Peninsula. Prior to going to Nome he was a broker in
the city of New York, engaged in the bond and mortgage business. He has traveled extensively in America
and abroad. He has spent every summer since 1901 with Major H. L. French in the Nome country, in the faithful discharge of a secretary's work in connection with the enterprises in which Major French is engaged.
Mr. Scanlan and Miss Katharine M. Hagan were married in New York February 1, 1905. Mr. Scanlan is a genial man whose companionable nature has made him many friends in the Nome country. He sees life through the eyes of an optimist, and is surrounded by an atmosphere in which clouds never can
obscure the sunshine.
Source: Nome and Seward Peninsula by
E. S. Harrison. Seattle: The Metropolitan Press, 1905.