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Garold Ralph Spindler

Garold Ralph Spindler, American educator, engineer. Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Institution of Mining Engineers (London), Midland Institute of Mining Engineers (Sheffield, England), Newcomen Society England, Society for Promotion Engineering, West Virginia Coal Mining Institute (secretary-treasurer), Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Gamma Epsilon, Phi Kappa Sigma. Elk.; Club: Kiwanis.

Background

  • Spindler, Garold Ralph was born on November 27, 1902 in Terra Alta, West Virginia, United States. Son of Charles Fiat and Nettie Ellathea (Metheny) Spindler.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, West Virginia University, 1932, Engineer of Mines, 1940.

    Career

    • Partner-superintendent, Spindler Coal Company, Kingwood and Spindler Construction Company, Kingwood, 1921-1929. Construction engineer and foreman Tri-State Engineering Company, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, 1932-1934. Instructor, mining extension department, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, 1935-1938, assistant director mining extension, 1939-1941, assistant director School of Mines, 1941-1943. director School of Mines and professor mining engineering, June-August 1944, and since July 1948, dean of School of Mines, since 1959.

      Consulting mining engineer, British Ministry of Fuel and Power, London, England, and lecturer on mine mechanization, University of Sheffield (England), 1943-1944. Chief West Virginia Department Mines, Charleston, 1944-1946, Chairman of the Board of review, 1958, chairman Mine Inspectors Examination Board, 1958. European technical adviser, Joy Manufacturing Company (Pittsburgh) at Brussels, Belgium, 1946-1948.

    Works

    • Author: Mine Mechanization, 1946.

    Membership

    Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Institution of Mining Engineers (London), Midland Institute of Mining Engineers (Sheffield, England), Newcomen Society England, Society for Promotion Engineering, West Virginia Coal Mining Institute (secretary-treasurer), Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Gamma Epsilon, Phi Kappa Sigma. Elk.; Club: Kiwanis.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Winwood Carroll, December 21, 1946. Children: Rebecca Winwood, Garold Ralph, James Andrew.
    • father: Charles Fiat Spindler
    • mother: Nettie Ellathea (Metheny) Spindler
    • spouse: Elizabeth Winwood Carroll
    • children: Rebecca Winwood Spindler
    • Garold Ralph Spindler
    • James Andrew Spindler
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    Died February 20, 1961
    (aged 58)
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