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Andrew Lawrence Riker

Andrew Lawrence Riker, American engineer, inventor. member Naval consulting board, 1915 (Chairman of Commission on internal combustion motors).

Background

  • Riker, Andrew Lawrence was born on October 22, 1868 in New York City. Son of William J. and Charlotte L. Riker.

  • Education

    • Student Columbia University.

    Career

    • Began as electrical and mechanic engineer. Was president Riker Electric Motor Company. Was designer the Locomobile.

      Designed and built an electrical tricycle, 1884, 4-wheeled electrical motor car, 1895, gasoline car, 1902, car which won Vanderbilt Cup race, 1908. Established world’s speed record on Long Island for electric cars, 1899, which was held for 10 years. President Ventilouvre Company.

      Appointed member Naval consulting board, 1915 (Chairman of Commission on internal combustion motors).

    Membership

    Member Naval consulting board, 1915 (Chairman of Commission on internal combustion motors).

    Connections

    • Married Edith Whiting, April. Children: Edith Whiting, Charlotte Lawrence, Andrew Lawrence.
    • father: William J.
    • mother: Charlotte L. Riker
    • spouse: Edith Whiting
    • children: Edith Whiting Riker
    • Charlotte Lawrence Riker
    • Andrew Lawrence Riker
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    Born October 22, 1868
    Died June 1, 1930
    (aged 61)
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