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Dana Dwight Barnum

Dana Dwight Barnum, American engineering company executive. Member N.E. Association Gas Engineers, American Gas Association, American Standards Association (president, 1936-1937 and 1938), Society of Gas Lighting (New York), Beta Theta Pi, Theta Nu Epsilon.

Background

  • Barnum, Dana Dwight was born on August 15, 1872 in Bethel, Connecticut, United States. Son of William H. and Lydia (Alvord) Barnum.

  • Education

    • Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, 1895.

    Career

    • Draftsman, E. W. Bliss & Company, Brooklyn, New York, 1895. Chemist, Worcester Gas Light Company, 1895-1896. Superintendent of distribution, same company, 1896-1902, superintendent, 1902-1909, general manager, 1909-1912, president, 1915.

      Began with Boston Consolidated Gas Company, 1917, president, 1921-1937. Now associated with War Department Price Adjustment Board, Washington, District of Columbia.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member N.E. Association Gas Engineers, American Gas Association, American Standards Association (president, 1936-1937 and 1938), Society of Gas Lighting (New York), Beta Theta Pi, Theta Nu Epsilon.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Caroline Munroe, October 23, 1900.
    • father: William H. Barnum
    • mother: Lydia (Alvord) Barnum
    • spouse: Mary Caroline Munroe
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    Born August 15, 1872
    Died March 19, 1947
    (aged 74)
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