Biography and History

Markos Veremēs was born in Zeugolatio of Arkadia in Peloponnesus (Greece) in January 1895. In 1912 he immigrated to the United States. From 1914 to 1919 he attended the Armour Institute of Technology in Chicago and received his diploma as engineer. The same year he was assigned to active duty with S.A.T.C. Armour Institute of Technology and also became an American citizen. From 1919 to 1931 he worked as an engineer in Alaska and Chile. He left for Greece in 1931 where he established his own business in Athens. He got married in 1939. During the World War II he served in the Greek army. The financial crisis of this period had a bad impact on his business; he closed his office in Athens and in 1946 he returned to the States for further business training. In the meantime, 1947-1950 he tried to reestablish and equip his factory "Neon Hellas" in Athens and since 1950 and for many years he run the General Electrical Company successfully. His last trip to the United States took place in 1951; since then he lived permanently in Greece where he died. During his life he traveled extensively in many places in the world. He has two sons, Chrēstos and Thanos.

Source: From the finding aid for C1378

  • Markos Veremēs Papers. 1908-1970 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C1378

    Consists of personal papers of Markos Veremēs, a Greek engineer. Included are photograph and postcard albums of Greece, the United States, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, England, Turkey, and Romania; lantern slides and glass-plate negatives of Alaska, correspondence (professional and personal), typed manuscripts, official documents, and printed matter.