Harry Aloysius Mitchell January 1, 1949 - June 30, 1949
Born in San Francisco, California on June 20th, 1883 his railroad
service began in 1907 as auditor of the Central California Traction
Company. From 1911 to 1913, he was superintendent and general
manager of the Central California Traction Company. In 1913 he
became general manager of the Sacramento Short Line and has been
president of the Sacramento Northern Railway since 1929 when the
Sacramento Northern took over the Short Line. He was also president
of the Tidewater Southern Railway and the Oakland Terminal Railway.
He succeeded the late Col. Mason as vice president and general manager of the WP on July 1, 1946 and was elected president January 1, 1949 to serve in that capacity until June 30, when he retired.
Mr. Mitchell also served as president of the California State Chamber of Commerce, president of the Rotary Club of San Francisco, district governor and a past chairman of the finance committee of Rotary International. He was also a former president of the California Transit Association and past president of the Pacific Railway Club. In 1949 he accepted the chairmanship of San Francisco's 1949 March of Dimes campaign.
Mr. Mitchell died on November 4, 1958 in San Francisco, California. He was 75 years old.