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Walter Hull Aldridge

Walter Hull Aldridge, American mining engineer. Recipient John Fritz medal for 1949. Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Mining and Metallurgical Society America, American Electrochemical Society, Canadian Institute Mining Engineers, Institution Mining and Metallurgy (London), Newcomen Society England.

Background

  • Aldridge, Walter Hull was born on September 8, 1867 in Brooklyn. Son of Volney and Harriet Elizabeth (Hull) Aldridge.

  • Education

    • Engineer of Mines, School of Mines, Columbia University, 1887 (honorary Doctor of Science, 1929).

    Career

    • Assayer, chemist and metallurgist, Colorado Smelting Company, Pueblo, until 1892. Manager United Smelting & Refining Company, Montana, 1892-1897. In charge mining and metallurgical work Canadian Pacific Railway, 1897-1911.

      Managing director Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company of Canada. Was at various times managing director Inspiration Copper Company. President Magma Copper Сompany.

      Vice president Mines Company of America. President Texas Gulf Sulphur Company, 1918-1951, Chairman of the Board, 1951-1957, chairman emeritus, director, since 1957.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Mining and Metallurgical Society America, American Electrochemical Society, Canadian Institute Mining Engineers, Institution Mining and Metallurgy (London), Newcomen Society England. Clubs: Union League, Down Town, Columbia University, Apawamis, Shenorock Shore.

    Connections

    • Married Maude Miller, March 18, 1914.
    • father: Volney Aldridge
    • mother: Harriet Elizabeth (Hull) Aldridge
    • spouse: Maude Miller
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    Born September 8, 1867
    Died August, 1959
    (aged 91)
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