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Calvin Winsor Rice

Calvin Winsor Rice, American engineer. Awarded medal of honor from Verein deutscher Ingenieure, presented at its 50th anniversary, Cologne, 1931, “in appreciation of services to technical-scientific achievement, particularly in promoting mutual international interests of engrs. of entire world.”.

Background

  • Rice, Calvin Winsor was born on November 4, 1868 in Winchester, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Edward Hyde and Lucy J. (Staples) Rice.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1890. Doctor Engineering, Technology Hochschule, Darmstadt.

    Career

    • Engineer of the power and mining department, until 1895 when he was appointed local engineer at Cincinnati for same company. Electrical superintendent Silver Lake Mines, Colorado, 1895-1896. Later construction engineering Anaconda Copper Mining Company.

      Electrical engineer Kings Company Electric Light & Power Company, Brooklyn, 1898, and soon after electrical engineer Consolidated Telegraph & Elec. Subway Company, owning and operating the high-tension subways of New York. Also chief of meter and testing department New York Edison Company.

      2d vice-president and sales manager Nernst Lamp Company, 1903. Consulting engineer General Electric Company, 1904-1906.

    Membership

    Member Jury of Awards, San Francisco Exposition, 1915. Secretary American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1906. Member Corporation of Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    Member American Committee, World Power Conference.

    Connections

    • Married Ellen M. Weibezahn, August 6, 1904. Children: Edward Winslow, Marjorie C. With Thomson-Houston Electric Company.
    • father: Edward Hyde Rice
    • mother: Lucy J. (Staples) Rice
    • spouse: Ellen M. Weibezahn
    • children: Edward Winslow Rice
    • Marjorie C. With Thomson-Houston Electric Co Rice
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    Died October 2, 1934
    (aged 65)
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