President of the Chicago Live Stock Exchange, charter member and president of the Saddle and Sirloin Club.
1845-1923 | Artist: Robert Wadsworth Grafton (1876-1936)
Impact & Accomplishments
Considered one of the most experienced cattle operators of his day, Munson Buel was born in Croton, Ohio, and spent time in California and Nevada before entering the livestock trade in Chillicothe, Missouri, in 1869.
In 1876, Buel joined the livestock commission firm of Hunter, Evans & Company in St. Louis. By 1894, he was president of a similar firm, Evans-Snider-Buel in Chicago.
A member of the Chicago Livestock Exchange, Buel was also a charter member and president of the Saddle & Sirloin Club.
Did You Know?
Buel left Ohio in 1865 when he was 20. He went to Nevada where he was an assistant cashier in a bank. When the bank failed, he went to Missouri in 1869 and began working in the livestock industry.