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George Havas

George Havas, Hungarian engineer. Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers; member American Association Engineers, Society American Military Engineers, American Ordnance Association, American Iron and Steel Institute, American Institute Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, Association Iron and Steel Engineers; Mason.

Background

  • Havas, George was born on November 12, 1903 in Budapest, Hungary. Son of Emil and Sara (Fisch) Havas.

  • Education

    • Diploma engineering Technische Hochschule, Stuttgart, Germany, 1924. Doctor Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1959.

    Career

    • Came to the United States, 1931, naturalized, 1938. Assistant engineer General Sugar Corporation, Cuba, 1925. Resident engineer Eastern Cuba Sugar Corporation, Central Velasco, Cuba, 1926-1928.

      Office engineer, chief engineer Kaiser Paving Company, Cuba, 1929-1931. Estimator Six Companies, Inc., Hoover Dam, 1932-1934. Chief engineer Columbia Construction Company, Bonneville Dam, 1935.

      Chief engineer Henry J. Kaiser Company, Oakland, 1935-1942, vice president since 1944. Chief engineer Kaiser Company, Inc., 1942-1944. General manager, Overseas Construction div., since 1958.

      Vice-president, director engineering Kaiser Industries Corporation, since 1960. Vice-president, director Consolidated Builders, Inc., since 1952.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyn

    Membership

    Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers. Member American Association Engineers, Society American Military Engineers, American Ordnance Association, American Iron and Steel Institute, American Institute Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, Association Iron and Steel Engineers. Mason.; Clubs: Commonwealth, Engineers (San Francisco).

    Connections

    • Married Judith Berta Dobai, September 23, 1926. Children: Eva Judith (Mistress.
    • father: Emil Havas
    • mother: Sara (Fisch) Havas
    • spouse: Judith Berta Dobai
    • child: Eva Judith (Mrs Havas
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    Born November 12, 1903
    Died March 16, 1962
    (aged 58)
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