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Thorburn Reid

Thorburn Reid, British electrical engineer. Member American Institute of Elctrical Engineering, Phi Gamma Delta.


  • Reid, Thorburn was born on May 1, 1864 in London, England. Son of Charles Henry and Mary Helen (Cochran) Reid.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Hampden-Sidney College, 1882. University of Virginia, 1882-1885. Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute Technology, 1888.


    • Instructor mechanic engineering, University of South Carolina., 1888-1889. Head of testing department United States Elec. Illuminating Company, Newark, New Jersey, 1889-1890.

      In charge alternating current design, Edison General Electric Company. New York City and Schenectady, New York, 1890-1891. With General Elec. Company, Schenectady, and Lynn, Massachusetts, 1891-1897.

      Consulting engineer New York City, 1897-1912. Head of cost department Simms Magneto Company, East Orange, New Jersey, 1912-1925.


    Denomination: Presbyn


    Member American Institute of Elctrical Engineering, Phi Gamma Delta.


    • Married Bertha Van Kleeck, January 9, 1900. Children: Thorburn, Graeme.
    • father: Charles Henry Reid
    • mother: Mary Helen (Cochran) Reid
    • spouse: Bertha Van Kleeck
    • children: Thorburn Reid
    • Graeme Reid
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    Born March 1, 1864
    Died November 22, 1933
    (aged 69)