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Allen Crosby Hardison

Allen Crosby Hardison, American engineer, agriculturist. member California State Commission on Agricultural Education, 1923-1924; member Executive Committee American Farm Bureau Federal, 1924-1926; member United States Chamber of Commerce (director 1934-1941; Member American Society Agricultural Engineers, American Institute Mining and Metall Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers; Mason.

Background

  • Hardison, Allen Crosby was born on April 22, 1869 in Caribou, Maine, United States. Son of Jacob and Elizabeth Adeline(Smiley) Hardison.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Maine State College (now University of Maine), 1890, Civil Engineer, 1894, Doctor of Laws, 1930.

    Career

    • In private engineering practice at Santa Paula, California, 1890-1896. Secretary Paula Water Works, 1893-1896. Assistant engineer and assistant manager Inca Mining Company, Santo Domingo, Peru, 1896-1901.

      Manager Gladiator Mine, Arizona, 1901-1902. In private engineering practice, 1902-1904. In oil business, Kansas and Indian Ty., 1904-1907.

      Vice president Santa Paula Water Works and Thermal Belt Mutual Water Company from 1907. Executive vice president Hardison Ranch Company, 1912-1947, president, manager, from 1947. President San Cayetano Mutual Water Company, 1913-1957.

      President Santa Paula Citrus Fruit Association, 1951-1958, Limoneira Company, from 1950. Vice president Farmers Irrigation Company. President Santa Paula Savings & Loan Association, from 1951.

      Vice president Exchange Lemon Products Company, 1936-1958, President of California Farm Bureau Federal, 1922-1924. Member California State Commission on Agricultural Education, 1923-1924. Member Executive Committee American Farm Bureau Federal, 1924-1926.

      President California Taxpayer’s Association 1926-1954. Vice-chairman California State Board Agriculture,1929-1939. Member United States Chamber of Commerce (director 1934-1941.

      Chairman Agricultural committee 1935-1936).

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member California State Commission on Agricultural Education, 1923-1924. Member Executive Committee American Farm Bureau Federal, 1924-1926. Member United States Chamber of Commerce (director 1934-1941.

    Member American Society Agricultural Engineers, American Institute Mining and Metall Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers. Mason.; Clubs: University (Los Angeles).

    Connections

    • Married to Cora L. Crane, December 13, 1892. Children: Helen (deceased), Warren E., Ernest D., Ruth (deceased), Louise (Mistress.
    • father: Jacob Hardison
    • mother: Elizabeth Adeline(Smiley) Hardison
    • spouse: to Cora L. Crane
    • children: Helen Hardison (deceased)
    • Warren E. Hardison
    • Ernest D. Hardison
    • Ruth Hardison (deceased)
    • Louise (Mrs Hardison
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    Born April 22, 1869
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