Dwight Cutler, was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, 14 November 1830, and came to Grand Haven in 1850. He was first for three years in the employ of Gilbert & Co., forwarding and commission merchants. He then bought out his employers and carried on the business six years himself, buying several steam and sailing vessels during that time.
In 1860 Mr. Cutler engaged in the lumber business with Hunter Savidge, of Spring Lake. Out of this co-partnership grew, in a short time, the Cutler & Savidge Lumber company, one of the largest and for years, most prosperous lumber firms in western Michigan.
In 1872, Mr. Cutler built and furnished the Cutler House at an expense of nearly $250,000. He has frequently held the position of mayor of Grand Haven, and such other offices as he could be prevailed upon to devote his time to. For years he has been at the head of many heavy financial enterprises.
(1892 – Historical and Business Compendium, Ottawa County, Michigan by Hiram Potts, Pg. 197)
Created: 23 November 2007