Horace M. Huffman, Jr.
Horace M. Huffman, Jr. (1914-1996) biked to work in the late 1930s from Oakwood to his father’s bicycle factory on the east side of Dayton. But the man who eventually became the Huffman Manufacturing Company’s chairman and CEO inherited from the family business more than an appreciation for bicycling: he developed a talent for organization building and the willingness to use that skill for philanthropic purposes. He was co-founder and first president of the Dayton Cycling Club in 1961, and in 1965 formed and led the Greater Dayton Bikeway Committee, now the Miami Valley Regional Bicycle Council. He was instrumental in the founding of the Horace M. Huffman River Corridor Bikeway, part of a network of over 100 miles of trails used by community residents. Horace Huffman’s visionary community service philosophy has enriched life for generations of Daytonians.–Inducted: 1998