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Allan Wade Dow

Allan Wade Dow, American chemical engineer. member firm Dow & Smith, cons; member American Chem.


  • Dow, Allan Wade was born on August 24, 1866 in New York, New York, United States. Son of Captain John Melmoth and Elizabeth K. (Allan) Dow.

  • Education

    • Educated private school. Bachelor of Philosophy, School of Mines, Columbia, 1888.


    • Chemist, Barber Asphalt Paving Company, 1889-1894. Chemist to engineering department and inspector asphalt and cement for District of Columbia, 1894-1906. Member firm Dow & Smith, consultant engrs., specialists on road paving and paving materials, 1906-1932.

      Construction engineering under name of A. W. Dow, Inc., same specialities, since 1932. Vice-president and chief engineer Colprovia Roads, Inc., 1935-1939. Past president Association Asphalt Paving Technologists.

      Member American Chemical Society, International Society for Testing Materials, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Testing Materials. Home: Old Gulph Road, Bridgewater, Connecticut Office: 801 2d Avenue, New York:C. 17.


    Member firm Dow & Smith, cons. Member American Chem.


    • Married Jessie Cecelia Frank, November 10, 1892. Children: F. Miriam, Allan W., John A. Assistant.
    • father: Captain John Melmoth Dow
    • mother: Elizabeth K. (Allan) Dow
    • spouse: Jessie Cecelia Frank
    • children: F. Miriam Dow
    • Allan W. Dow
    • John A. Asst Dow
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    Born August 24, 1866
    Died December 8, 1955
    (aged 89)