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Alfred Hutchinson Cowles

Alfred Hutchinson Cowles, American engineer. Awarded Elliott Cresson and John Scott Legacy medals, Franklin Institute, 1886; medal, Paris Exposition, 1889. With brother, Eugene H. Cowles, was a pioneer in electric smelting, beginning in 1884. Fellow American Institute Elec. Engrs, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Background

  • Cowles, Alfred Hutchinson was born on December 8, 1858 in Cleveland. Son of Edwin C. (founder and editor Cleveland Leader) and Elizabeth (Hutchinson) C.

  • Education

    • Ohio State University, 1875-1877. Cornell, 1877-1882.

    Career

    • With brother Eugene H., organized, 1885, The Electric Smelting & Aluminum Company, president, since 1895. President Cowles Detergent Company, since 1923, Pecos Copper Company, 1902-1921. Vice president. Cleveland Leader Printing Company, 1898-1904.

    Membership

    Fellow American Institute Elec. Engrs, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

    Connections

    • Married Helen J. Wills, November 1906.
    • father: Edwin C. Cowles
    • spouse: Helen J. Wills
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    Born December 8, 1858
    Died August 13, 1929
    (aged 70)
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