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William Lispenard Robb

William Lispenard Robb, American electrical engineer.


  • Robb, William Lispenard was born on May 9, 1861 in Saratoga, New York, United States. Son of Alexander J. and Esther (Lispenard) Robb.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Columbia, 1880. University of Würzburg and Berlin, 1880-1883. Doctor of Philisophy, University of Berlin, 1883.

      Federal Polytechnic, Zürich, Switzerland. Doctor of Laws, Trinity College, Connecticut, 1902.


    • Submarine Mine Service, Spanish-American War, 1898. Construction engineering, Hartford Electric Light Company, General Railway Signal Company. Head, department electrical engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, since 1902.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    • Married Winifred Matthews, 1893. Children: Winifred Lispenard (Mistress.
    • father: Alexander J. Robb
    • mother: Esther (Lispenard) Robb
    • spouse: Winifred Matthews
    • child: Winifred Lispenard (Mrs Robb
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    Born March 9, 1861
    Died January 26, 1933
    (aged 71)