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Dennis Lee Mcelroy

Dennis Lee Mcelroy, American mining engineer.


  • Mcelroy, Dennis Lee was born on October 19, 1904 in Moundsville, West Virginia, United States. Son of Arch Jones and Ella Mae (Dorsey) Mcelroy.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering, West Virginia University School Mines, 1927, M.s., 1930.


    • 1 son, Arch Leslie. Mine foreman Penn-Pitt Coal & Coke Company, Greensboro, Pennsylvania, 1927-1928. Research fellow in mining West Virginia University, 1928-1930, assistant director mining extension, 1930-1938. Head department mining engineering Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1938-1939.

      Director School Mines, director Industrial Extension, professor mining engineering West Virginia University, 1939-1943. Chief coal section War Production Board, 1941-1943. Chief engineer, vice president engineering, vice president operations, executive vice-president, director Consolidated Coal Company, Pittsburgh, 1943-1965.

      Retired, 1965; director Rochester & Pittsburgh Coal Company, National Mine Service Company.


    • Associate editor Mineral Industry, 1939-1940, 41. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Presbyn


    Member survey team United States Bureau Mines, 1953-1954. Member Department Commerce Industrial Committee to Philippines, 1965. Member Society Mining Engineers (director, past president), American Institute Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (director, past president.

    Member), West Virginia Coal Mining Institute (past president), Engineers Society Western Pennsylvania (past president), West Virginia University Alumni Association, Order of Vandalia, Sigma Xi, Kappa Kappa Psi, Phi Kappa Tau, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Gamma Epsilon. Mason.; Clubs: University, Duquesne (Pittsburgh).


    • Married Opal Lucille Hall, June 2, 1926.
    • father: Arch Jones Mcelroy
    • mother: Ella Mae (Dorsey) Mcelroy
    • spouse: Opal Lucille Hall
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    Died December 22, 1978
    (aged 74)