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James Mcdonald

James Mcdonald, engineer, business executive. Member Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers; Mason.; Club: Doric 86.


  • Mcdonald, James was born on May 15, 1875 in near New Castle, England. Son of James and Mary (Paterson) Mcdonald.

  • Education

    • Student Barnes School, 1882-1888, St. John’s Science and Art, 1888-1891 (both at Southern Shields, England).


    • Came to the United States, 1908, naturalized, 1917. Apprentice engineer Middle Docks & Engineering Company, South Shields, 1891-1896. Marine engineer British-India Steam Navigation Company, R. Runciman & Company, 1896-1905.

      Ship repair works superintendent Middle Docks & Engineering Company, 1905-1908. General manager Todd Combustion Equipment Corporation and predecessors, subsidiary Todd Shipyards Company. New York City, 1908-1919.

      Vice president, 1919-1941, president, director, since 1946. Board directors and Chairman of Commission for cadet training, Todd Shipyards Corporation, New York City, since 1945. Director Thermo Products Corporation Obtained British Extra First Class Board of Trade Engineers Certificate, 1901.

      Licensed professional engineer, State New York, 1937.


    Denomination: Presbyn


    Member Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Mason.; Club: Doric 86.


    • Married Mary Pass, December 24, 1901 (died 1941).
    • father: James Mcdonald
    • mother: Mary (Paterson) Mcdonald
    • spouse: Mary Pass
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    Born March 15, 1875
    Died December 30, 1957
    (aged 82)