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John Meiggs Ewen

John Meiggs Ewen, American engineer.


  • Ewen, John Meiggs was born on September 3, 1859 in Newtown, New York, United States. Son of Warren and Sarah (Faulkner) Ewen.

  • Education

    • Graduate Stevens Institute Technology, 1880.


    • Assistant engineer J. B. and J. M. Cornell, iron works, New York, 1884-1886. Architectural engineer W. L. B. Jenny, Chicago, 1886-1890. Engineer and general manager Burnham & Root, architects, 4 years.

      Vice-president and general manager (4 years in London. England) and western contracting agent George A. Fuller & Company, Chicago, 1890-1902. Vice-president and western representative Thompson-Starrett Company, building contractors, New York, 1902-1904.

      Now president John M. Ewen Company, engrs. and builders, Chicago.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Presbyn


    • Married Grace Patterson, March 29, 1889.
    • father: Warren Ewen
    • mother: Sarah (Faulkner) Ewen
    • spouse: Grace Patterson
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    Born September 3, 1859
    Died December 19, 1933
    (aged 74)