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Mark Lawrence Requa

Mark Lawrence Requa, American mining engineer. Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers (vice president 1917-1920), American Petroleum Institute (honorary). Chairman valuation committee Independent Oil Producers Agency of California, 1915. Chairman California delegation Republican National Convention, Kansas City, Missoury, 1928; member Republican National Committee for California, since 1931.

Background

  • Requa, Mark Lawrence was born on December 25, 1866 in Virginia City, Nevada, United States. Son of Isaac Lawrence Requa and Sarah J. (Mower) Requa.

  • Education

    • Educated private schools. Studied at Yale, 3 years.

    Career

    • Developed Nevada Consolidated Copper Company. Construction engineering bureau of Mines (resigned). Built Nevada Northern Railway Assistant to Herbert C. Hoover, United States food administrator, June 1917-January 1918.

      General director oil div., United States Fuel Administration, January 10, 1918-June 30, 1919. Chairman of Commission on standardization petroleum specifications, United States Government, 1918-1919.

    Works

    • Author: Relation of Government to Industry. (novel) Grubstake.

    Membership

    Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers (vice president 1917-1920), American Petroleum Institute (honorary). Chairman valuation committee Independent Oil Producers Agency of California, 1915. Chairman California delegation Republican National Convention, Kansas City, Missoury, 1928.

    Member Republican National Committee for California, since 1931.

    Connections

    • Married Florence Herrick, 1895.
    • father: Isaac Lawrence Requa Requa
    • mother: Sarah J. (Mower) Requa
    • spouse: Florence Herrick
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    Born December 25, 1866
    Died March 6, 1937
    (aged 70)
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