Albert C. Haeger, a veteran customhouse broker and freight forwarder who owned and operated the old William H. Masson Inc. brokerage, died Aug. 3 of pancreatic cancer at his Bel Air home. He was 85.
The son of a merchant marine engineer and a homemaker, Albert Charles Haeger was born and raised on Staten Island, N.Y., where he graduated in 1945 from St. Peter's High School.
When he was 18 and fresh out of high school, Mr. Haeger began answering newspaper ads for jobs at custom brokerage firms and received only one reply.
He began his career as a messenger for F.L. Kraemer & Co. in Manhattan.
He told The Baltimore Sun in a 1974 interview that had his father...