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Embury Asbury Hitchcock

Embury Asbury Hitchcock, American engineer, educator. member of faculty, Ohio State University, 1893-1912; Member American Society Engineering Education (vice president 1929-1930), National Society Professional Engineers, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Scabbard and Blade, Triangle. Chairman engineering section Association Land-Grant Colleges, 1925-1926; member of national council Boy Scouts America, 1937-1945.

Background

  • Hitchcock, Embury Asbury was born on June 26, 1866 in Henrietta, New York, United States. Son of Julius Charles and Finett Rosett (Potter) Hitchcock.

  • Education

    • Student Syracuse University, 1885. Mechanical Engineering, Cornell Univercity, 1890.

    Career

    • Designer Corliss Steam Engine Company, Providence, Rhode Island, 1890-1893. Member of faculty, Ohio State University, 1893-1912. Engineer with E. W. Clark Company Management Corporation, 1912-1919.

      Vice president Bailey Meter Company, Cleveland, O., 1919-1920. Dean College of Engineering, Ohio State University, 1920-1936, dean emeritus since 1936. Represented Appalachian Power Company at First World Power Conference, London, 1924.

    Works

    • Author: My First Fifty Years in Engineering. Conducted first complete heat balance tests of locomotives on road.

    Politics

    Church should be involved into political life by organizing delegations to party conferences.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    The life with Christ is not only to live in the atmosphere of your local church. God made his children creative, productive, and therefore able to make the whole world a better place.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    In a society where self-interest, acquisitiveness and individual happiness are often seen as the over-riding interests, the Church, and Christians within it, are called to witness meanings, values and purposes beyond ourselves.

    Membership

    Member of faculty, Ohio State University, 1893-1912. Member American Society Engineering Education (vice president 1929-1930), National Society Professional Engineers, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Scabbard and Blade, Triangle. Chairman engineering section Association Land-Grant Colleges, 1925-1926.

    Member of national council Boy Scouts America, 1937-1945.

    Connections

    • Married Hattie Isabel Mortimore, July 7, 1896 (died 1933).; married second, Florence Estelle Mortimore, April. Children: Isabelle, Mortimore, Harriett.
    • father: Julius Charles Hitchcock
    • mother: Finett Rosett (Potter) Hitchcock
    • spouses: Hattie Isabel Mortimore
    • Florence Estelle Mortimore
    • children: Isabelle Hitchcock
    • Mortimore Hitchcock
    • Harriett Hitchcock
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    Died April 29, 1948
    (aged 81)
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