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Edwin Ruthven Weeks

Edwin Ruthven Weeks, American humanitarian. awarded medal “For Humanity,” by Mass. member firm of Weeks & Kendall, 1902.; Fellow American Institute Elec. Engineers; member American Academy Political and Social Science. President Humane Society of Kansas City; member Civil Service Reform Association; member Jury of Awards, St. Louis Exposition, 1890.

Background

  • Weeks, Edwin Ruthven was born on December 25, 1855 in Westfield, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Joseph Van Rensselaer and Imogene (Cookson) Weeks.

  • Education

    • Phillips Exeter Academy, N.H., 1881.

    Career

    • Superintendent, manager, general manager Vice-President (at all times managing director), Kansas City Electric Light Company and Edison Electric Light & Power Company of Kansas City, Missoury, 1882-1900. During same period also construction engineering for many interests. Sold electric light and power properties of Kansas City, 1900.

      Practiced alone as construction engineering, 1900-1902. Became senior member firm of Weeks & Kendall, 1902.

    Works

    • Author of many public addresses and articles in scientific and popular publications.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Unitarian

    Membership

    Member firm of Weeks & Kendall, 1902. Fellow American Institute Elec. Engineers; member American Academy Political and Social Science.

    President Humane Society of Kansas City. Member Civil Service Reform Association. Member Jury of Awards, St. Louis Exposition, 1890.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Hezlep Harmon, December 24, 1882.
    • father: Joseph Van Rensselaer Weeks
    • mother: Imogene (Cookson) Weeks
    • spouse: Mary Hezlep Harmon
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    Born December 25, 1855
    Died August 17, 1938
    (aged 82)
    Nationality

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