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Ozni Porter Hood

Ozni Porter Hood, American mechanical engineer.


  • Hood, Ozni Porter was born on June 14, 1865 in Lowell, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Harrison Porter and Vesta (Merrill) Hood.

  • Education

    • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1882-1883. Bachelor of Science in mechanic engineering, Rose Polytechnic Institute, 1885, Master of Science, 1895, Mechanical Engineering, 1898, Doctor England, 1933.


    • Began as pattern maker, 1885. Superintendent shops, 1886-1889, superintendent shops and professor engineering, 1889-1898, Kansas State Agricultural College, Manhattan. Professor mechanic and electrical engineering, Michigan College of Mines, 1898-1911.

      Consulting engineer in mechanic engineering relating to mines, 1900-1911. Chief mechanic engineer, United States Bureau Mines, 1911-1926. Chief of technologic branch United States bureau of Mines, since 1926.

      Home: Washington, Distric.


    • Married Gertrude Benight, July 31, 1884. Children: Ben Benight, Karl Kedzie, Harrison Porter.
    • father: Harrison Porter Hood
    • mother: Vesta (Merrill) Hood
    • spouse: Gertrude Benight
    • children: Ben Benight Hood
    • Karl Kedzie Hood
    • Harrison Porter Hood
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    Died April 22, 1937
    (aged 71)