Samuel Pomeroy

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Samuel Pomeroy was born in Paterson, New Jersey back in 1852 to Christopher and Theodora. At 23 he was appointed military aide-de-camp to the Rhode Island Governor, commissioned as a colonel. He graduated from Columbia Law School in 1876. That same year he was elected to the Rhode Island House of Representatives.

While in the House his main focus was to regulate child labor and the advancement of women’s property rights. In 1881, he was elected the Attorney General of Rhode Island, he served in that office until 1886. He died in 1921, from complication of a stroke.

What you may not know about Samuel Pomeroy Colt is that he founded the Industrial Trust Company, it later became the Industrial National Bank, the Fleet Bank which was merged into Bank of America.   In 1887, he was appointed receiver for the National Rubber Company, he reorganized it as the National India Rubber Company, which he merged to form the United States Rubber Company, later called Uniroyal. It was and still is the largest producer of rubber goods in the world.

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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Now there were a couple of big mergers.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jul 19, 2019 03:46 AM #1
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Roy. Samuel certainly had an energetic bounce to his step. Could not resist! Enjoy your day 

Jul 19, 2019 04:02 AM #2
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi James... well, I'm familiar with Fleet Bank but not its predecessors. Of course, I'm familiar with Bank of America and Uniroyal. Samuel Colt was obviously a corporate "genius."

Jul 19, 2019 04:28 AM #3
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

You would have to say no grass grew under his feet and I have drove on some of that rubber.

Jul 19, 2019 04:46 AM #4
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James Dray - another wonderful example of an American entrepreneur. 

Jul 19, 2019 05:51 AM #5
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning,  James - quite an interesting history.  

Jul 19, 2019 06:19 AM #6
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning James,

I am emjoying this series on smart entrepreneurs who created these companies!  A

Jul 19, 2019 07:36 AM #7
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good Morning James,  Love people that keep going and doing new things by mergering companies.


Jul 19, 2019 09:09 AM #8
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, a banker huh?  To be honest, I am not a big fan of bankers, haha.

Jul 19, 2019 09:47 AM #9
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Wonderful story about a truly significant person who accomplished so much.

Jul 19, 2019 10:01 AM #10
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good afternoon again James. I would never have guessed where this was going. Good one.

Jul 19, 2019 10:45 AM #11
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- very impressive!!!!  Hope you are making the most of summer and hitting the little round ones. 

Jul 19, 2019 12:51 PM #12
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - It sounds like Samuel was a real tycoon!

Jul 19, 2019 01:32 PM #13
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Samuel left behind a true legacy for others to build upon in the rubber industry. Have a great weekend James!

Jul 19, 2019 02:04 PM #14
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

That's quite a story. We used to bank at Fleet Bank (but never BOA!).

And that was quite a journey to Uniroyal!!


Jul 20, 2019 05:12 PM #15
Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH

Colt State Park is just across Narragansett Bay from us.  There are two huge statues of bulls at the entrance and one is named Pomeroy.  

Jul 21, 2019 03:04 AM #16
Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!
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Thank you for the education, I didn't know the Bank of America connection.

Jul 22, 2019 12:46 PM #17
Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH

Pomeroy is also in the George Howe book-Mt. Hope A New England Chronicle.  I think you'd like the history in it, James.

Aug 18, 2019 03:52 AM #18
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