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William Lamont Abbott

William Lamont Abbott, American engineer. Recipient Washington Award from 4 nat. engineering societies and Western Society Engineers, 1942. Fellow American Institute Elec. Engineers; member American Society Mech. Engineers (president 1926), Western Society Engineers (president 1907). Trustee University of Illinois, 1904-1923 (president bd 14 years).

Background

  • Abbott, William Lamont was born on February 14, 1861 in Whiteside County, Illinois, United States. Son of Asa M. and Sarah (Sperry) Abbott.

  • Education

    • Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, 1884.

    Career

    • Dorothy Caroline (Mistress Leonard Knopf). Machinist and draftsman in Chicago, 1884-1887. President National Electric Construction Company, 1887-1894.

      Chief engineer, power house, Chicago Edison Company, 1894-1899. Chief operating engineer same, 1899-1935. Retired; later with Otto Randolph, Inc., general contractors.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Fellow American Institute Elec. Engineers; member American Society Mech. Engineers (president 1926), Western Society Engineers (president 1907).

    Trustee University of Illinois, 1904-1923 (president bd 14 years). Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Engineers, University. Honorary Doctor of Laws from University of Illinois, 1929.

    Connections

    • Married Carrie Entwhistle, September 14, 1887. Children: Arthur William, Helen (Mistress.
    • father: Asa M. Abbott
    • mother: Sarah (Sperry) Abbott
    • spouse: Carrie Entwhistle
    • children: Arthur William Abbott
    • Helen (Mrs Abbott
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