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George Tallman Ladd

George Tallman Ladd, American mechanic engineer. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Engineers Society of Western Pennsylvania (ex-president), American Iron and Steel Institute, United States Naval Institute, American Geography Society, Pennsylvania Society; Mason (32°, Knights Templar, Shriner).

Background

  • Ladd, George Tallman was born on May 17, 1871 in Edinburgh, Ohio, United States. Son of George Trumbull and Cornelia Ann (Tallman) Ladd.

  • Education

    • Student Sheffield Scientific School (Yale), 1891. Mechanical Engineering, Cornell, 1895.

    Career

    • With P.&L.E. Railway Company, Pittsburgh, 1891-1893. Designer Brooks Locomotive Works, Dunkirk, New York, 1895-1898. Mechanic engineer in charge engine and boiler sales, Bass Foundry & Machine Company, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1898-1909.

      Consulting engineer, Pittsburgh, 1909-1910. President and treasurer The George T. Ladd Company, engrs., Pittsburgh, 1910-1925. President Ladd Water Tube Boiler Company, 1925-1928.

      President and general manager United Engineering & Foundry Company, Pittsburgh, since 1928. President Ladd Securities Company, Ladd Equipment Company. Chairman Pittsburgh Testing Laboratory, Woodings-Verona Tool Works.

      Vice president Davis Brake Beam Company, Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Director Columbian Enameling & Stamping Company (Terre Haute, Indiana), United Engineering & Foundry Company, Combustion Engineering Company, Inc. (New York), Heyl & Patterson, Inc., First National Bank (Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania-Central Airlines Company, Flannery Bolt Company, Pittsburgh Steel Company, Pittsburgh Branch Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, National Supply Company (New York), Peoples-Pittsburgh Trust Company, Tristate Industrial Association, Follansbee Steel Corporation, Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company, Union Switch & Signal Company Director Elizabeth Steel Magee Hospital, Allegheny General Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce.

      President Pittsburgh Diagnostic Clinic. Trustee Bucknell University, Carnegie Institute, Carnegie Institute Technology, Pittsburgh. Lieutenant commander United States Naval Reserve Force, in charge construction 14-inch naval railway mounts and 7-inch caterpillar mounts, which were in service in France, August 1918, with naval railway batteries, World War.

      Was member of advisory board Pittsburgh District, United States Fuel Administration. Now member of advisory board Pittsburgh Ordnance District Designed and built largest water tube boilers in world, operating at Fordson Plant, Ford Motor Company, Detroit.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Engineers Society of Western Pennsylvania (ex-president), American Iron and Steel Institute, United States Naval Institute, American Geography Society, Pennsylvania Society. Mason (32°, Knights Templar, Shriner). Clubs: Duquesne, Pittsburgh Athletic, Montour Heights Golf, Harvard-Yale-Princeton.

    Connections

    • Married Florence Ewing Barrett, September 2, 1910.
    • father: George Trumbull Ladd
    • mother: Cornelia Ann (Tallman) Ladd
    • spouse: Florence Ewing Barrett
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    Born March 17, 1871
    Died October 3, 1943
    (aged 72)
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