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Wayback RVA — United Aid & Insurance Company

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Office of United Aid Ins. Co.
Mr. J. E. Byrd, Pres.
chartered 1894
Capital Stock $25,000
312 East Broad Street

The name of Junius Erasmus Byrd, attorney, has for years been identified with the professional and business life of Richmond. His name as attorney has perhaps attached to as many charters of incorporation as that of any other colored lawyer in the city. While he bears an historic Virginia name he is, in the best sense of the word, a self-made man.

In his practice he has specialized somewhat along business and commercial lines and has helped organize and promote what have become some of the most prosperous financial, insurance, and beneficial organizations in Richmond. At this time (1920), he is attorney for the Mechanics’ Savings Bank. Mr. Byrd is more than a lawyer. He is a man of judicial and logical mind and has the courage to look a situation squarely in the face, whether it is favorable or not. For years he has been a careful student of racial conditions. He is familiar with every phase of social and political life among his people and is not unmindful of the dangers which confront the nation. He is not, however, a pessimist but believes that a program can be worked out which will make for the benefit of conditions now and for permanent progress in the future. [History of the American Negro]

(United Aid & Insurance Company is part of the Atlas RVA! Project)

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