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SCHMID, Titus. (Dubuque, IA--Dubuque, IA, Nov. 13, 1982). Schmid, an active member of the Chamber of Commerce, was the founder and chairman of the board of CRESCENT ELECTRIC SUPPLY COMPANY. Originally an electrical contractor, Schmid started this company because he found it difficult to get needed electrical supplies as they had to be shipped on the MISSISSIPPI RIVER from either Minneapolis, Minnesota or St. Louis, Missouri.