Party affiliation: Republican
; married second, Virginia Townsend, May 26, 1943. Chief engineer American & British Manufacturing Company, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1904-1908. Vice-president and chief engineer, Herreshoff Motor Company, Detroit, 1908-1909, president, 1909-1910, vice-president and general manager, 1910-1914.
Invented an engine to run by superheated steam up to 800 degrees Fahrenheit. Center control for automobile. Electric switch for electric horn on steering gear of automobile, etc.
A leader in originating improvements in automobiles and steam yachts. Designer of Alabama, motor yacht champion of America, 1907, 08, 09. Of Vim, winner interstate races, New York to Poughkeepsie, 1908, 09.
Of Chickadee, winner of Massachusetts Yacht Association cup. Of Vivian, winner Hudson-Fulton Celebration races, etc. World’s record holder for mile championship, United States Navy Course, Hudson River, 1907.
Winner of Canad’s cup, with Iroquois, etc. Herreshoff motor car won gold medal of America Automobile Association, 1910, and same year won more prizes than any other car. Designer of Nevada, 65 Rater, 1901, winner of Glasgow, Scotland, international exposition races, also largest winner of any American designed yacht in foriegn waters.