logo logo

Robert Alton Emerson

Robert Alton Emerson, Canadian engineer, railway executive. Decorated commander brother Order of St. John. Member American Railway Engineering Association, C.E. Quebec, Canadian Chamber of Commerce (executive council), Engineering Institute Canada, Phi Delta Theta. Anglican.

Background

  • Emerson, Robert Alton was born on April 12, 1911 in Plum Coulee, Manitoba, Canada. Son of Bertram H. and Lillian (Hughes) Emerson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. U. Manitoba, 1930, Doctor of Laws, 1962. Postgraduate (Strathcona Memorial fellow in Transportation), Yale, 1933-1934.

    Career

    • Rodman Manitoba district C.P. Railway Company, 1928-1929, rock ballast inspector Kenora div., 1929-1930, transitman, Kenora, 1930-1935, B.C. district, 1935-1936, Regina div., 1936-1939 roadmaster Manitoba district 1939-1941, div. engineer Brandon div., 1941-1943, Moose Jaw div., 1943-1944, assistant district engineer B.C. district, 1944-1946, district engineer, 1946-1948, engineer track system, Montreal, 1948-1950, assistant chief engineer, 1950-1951, chief engineer, 1951-1955, vice president, operation and maintenance, 1955-1958, vice president, Executive Committee, director, 1958-1964, president, chief operating officer director, member Executive Committee, since 1964, director affiliates, director Soo Line Railroad Company, Toronto. Consolidated Mining & Smelting Company, Canada Ltd., Canada Marconi Company, Canadian Pacific Investments Ltd., Canadian Pacific Air Lines, Ltd., Canadian Pacific Oil & Gas Ltd., Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo Railway Company Board Governors Royal Victoria Hospital.

    Religion

    Denomination: Anglican

    Membership

    Member American Railway Engineering Association, C.E. Quebec, Canadian Chamber of Commerce (executive council), Engineering Institute Canada, Phi Delta Theta. Anglican.; Clubs: Mount Royal, Mount Stephen.

    Connections

    • Married Katherine West, November 12, 1935.
    • father: Bertram H. Emerson
    • mother: Lillian (Hughes) Emerson
    • spouse: Katherine West
    See on larger map
    Born April 12, 1911
    Died March 13, 1966
    (aged 54)
    Nationality

    Award