JOSEPH H. INMAN, Manager of the Texas branch of the Kohler Company, of Kohler, Wisconsin, has been a resident of Houston since 1914, coming here at that time with the N. O. Nelson Company. His territory for the Kohler Company includes all of Texas and Louisiana and he is in charge of the sales of enamelware, plumbing supplies and electrical equipment for the two States.
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Mr. Inman, Manager of the local branch for the Kohler Company, was born at Portland, Maine, August 5, 1863, a son of Henry and Eunice (Dyer) Inman. His father was a journalist and army officer and his grandfather a noted portrait painter of New York City. Mr. Inman received his education in the public and high schools of Portland and spent six years farming and ranching. After that he engaged in railroad statistical work for five years and then was in the plumbing supply and manufacturing business in New Haven, Connecticut, and New York City. He came to Houston in 1914 with the N. O. Nelson Company and was later associated with the Henry McShane Manufacturing Company and the Fairbanks Morse Company before his connection with the Kohler Company.
In 1901 Mr. Inman was married in Brooklyn, New York, to Miss Florence Robinson, who died in 1922. He has one daughter, Eunice D.
Mr. Inman is a splendid type of business man and citizen, devoted to the interests of his company and knows the business in which he is engaged.
From the "New Encyclopedia of Texas", pg. 441.