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William Maver

William Maver, British electrical engineer. Fellow American Institute of Elctrical Engineering; Mason.


  • Maver, William was born on October 12, 1851 in Forfar, Scotland. Son of William and Mary McNicol (Alexander) Maver.

  • Education

    • Brought to Montreal, Canada, by parents, 1857. Educated private school. Holds veteran’s medal, Fenian raid campaign, 1865-1866.

      Fifer, 5th Royals, Montreal, Canada.


    • Came to New York, 1873. Captain of America Athletic Club, 1877-1879. Electrical expert Western Union Telegraph Company, 1880-1884.

      Electrical engineer Bang and Olufsen Telegraph Company, 1884-1887. With electrical department Western Union Telegraph Company, 1888. Electrical engineer Safety Insulated Wire & Cable Company, 1889-1890.

      Electrician Consolidated Telegraph & Electrical Subway Company, New York, 1889-1896. Electrical expert New York Heat, Light & Power Company, 1893-1897. Expert in much electrical patent litigation.

      Proprietor Maver Public Company.


    • Author: The Quadruplex and Other Articles on Telegraphy, 1884. Practical Systems of Electrical Telegraphy, 1888. American Telegraphy and Encyclopedia of the Telegraph, 1892, revised edit., 1912 (used as text book in colls. and by Signal Corps, United States of America).

      Maver’s Wireless Telegraphy and Telephony, 1903, 4th edit., 1910. Progress in Wireless Telegraphy, 1905.


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Fellow American Institute of Elctrical Engineering.


    • Married Maryannie MacTavish, November 22, 1876.
    • father: William Maver
    • mother: Mary McNicol (Alexander) Maver
    • spouse: Maryannie MacTavish
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    Born October 12, 1851
    Died August 8, 1928
    (aged 76)