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George Henry Blakeley

George Henry Blakeley, American engineer. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society Mech. Engineers, American Iron and Steel Institute, Chi Psi, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Blakeley, George Henry was born on April 19, 1865 in Livingston, New Jersey, United States. Son of Joseph and Mary A. (Gibson) Blakeley.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Rutgers College, 1884, C.E., 1894, Doctor of Science., 1924.

    Career

    • 1 son, George Bogart, Private engineering practice 1884-1888. Bridge engineering Erie R.R., 1888-1890. Chief engineer Passaic Steel Company, 1890-1902, manager of sales, 1902-1905.

      Structural engineer, Bethlehem Steel Company, 1906-1908, manager structural steel department, 1908-1927, vice president since 1927. President Bethlehem Steel Bridge Corporation, 1916-1923. President McClintic-Marshall Corporation, 1931-1935.

      Director Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Bethlehem Steel Company, Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Bethlehem Steel Export Corporation Actively identified with construction of many important bridges and buildings, among which are Delaware River Bridge (Philadelphia), Peace Bridge, Niagara River (Buffalo, New York), Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco), Merchandise Mart (Chicago), Chase National Building (New York), Field Museum (Chicago). Expert in devising and developing improvements in manufacturer and uses of structural steel, the most important of which are broad flange structural steel sections, introduced by Bethlehem Steel Company in 1908, and which are in general use in steel construction. Life trustee Rutgers University.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society Mech. Engineers, American Iron and Steel Institute, Chi Psi, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: University, Lawyers, Whitehall, Chi Psi, New York Yacht (New York).

    Connections

    • Married Grace Delia Bogart, April.
    • father: Joseph Blakeley
    • mother: Mary A. (Gibson) Blakeley
    • spouse: Grace Delia Bogart
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    Died December 25, 1942
    (aged 77)
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