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Charles Ward, President of Brown and Bigelow

Charles Ward: bigger than life

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In the 1930's 40's and 50's Hudson was known for two things, the toll bridge and Charlie Ward.

A self made millionaire, Charles Ward began a hardscrabble life in Seattle, Wash. His early years were spent in Alaska territory and Mexico where he was part of Poncho Villa's army. Traveling across the country Ward made many acquaintances that served him well later in life.

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