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.
- 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.