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Michael Baker

Michael Baker, American consultant engineer. Recipient Horatio Alger award, 1954; Sons of Italy Service award; American Legion Distinguished award; Silver Beaver award Allegheny council Boy Scouts American; Distinguished Alumnus award Pennsylvania State University, 1958; Man of Year, Rochester Chamber of Commerce, Beaver Area Chamber of Commerce Registered profile civil engineer 48 states, Canal Zone, District of Columbia, 8 Canadian provinces.

Background

  • Baker, Michael was born on February 18, 1912 in Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Michael and Anna (Thompson) Baker.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1936. Doctor of Science, Steubenville (O.) College, 1954. D. Engineering, Ohio U., 1956, Tri-State College, 1965.

      Doctor of Humane Letters, Geneva College, 1960.

    Career

    • Boro engineer State College Pennsylvania, 1936-1938. Contractor, 1938-1940. President Michael Baker, Junior, Inc., Rochester, Pennsylvania, 1940-1972, Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer, 1940-1977.

      President Michael Baker, Junior, Air Maps, Inc., 1948-1977, Beaver Valley Engineering Supplies, 1955-1977. Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer Michael Bake Corporation, 1972-1977. Director director Century National Bank.

      President, Pennsylvania Registration Board for Professional Engineers. Construction engineering Schuylkill Expressway, Pennsylvania Turnpike, Squirrel Hill Tunnel, Fort Pitt Tunnel, Pennsylvania-Lincoln Parkway, public works development, Saudi Arabia, Peru, Ecuador, Hashemite Kingdom Jordan, Kingdom Yemen. Past member Brighton Township School Board.

      Member Salvation Army Board. Member Executive Committee Boy Scouts American. Member United Fund. Trustee College of Steubenville, Pennsylvania Better highways Committee.

      President of the board of trustees Pennsylvania State University, 1972-1976.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member Salvation Army Board. Member Executive Committee Boy Scouts American. Member United Fund. Trustee College of Steubenville, Pennsylvania Better highways Committee.

    Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers. Member National, Pennsylvania (Engineer of Year 1968, Beaver County chapter 1954) societies professional engrs., Pi Kappa Alpha (honorary), Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon, Triangle (honorary). Club: Duquesne (Pittsburgh).

    Connections

    • Married Myrtle E. Pitzer, March 23, 1932. Children: Michael III, Carl Gene, Keith Joel (deceased).
    • father: Michael Baker
    • mother: Anna (Thompson) Baker
    • spouse: Myrtle E. Pitzer
    • children: Michael III Baker
    • Carl Gene Baker
    • Keith Joel Baker (deceased)
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    Born February 18, 1912
    Died February 22, 1977
    (aged 65)
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