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William Lawrence Saunders

William Lawrence Saunders, American engineer.

Background

  • Saunders, William Lawrence was born on November 1, 1856 in Columbus, Georgia, United States. Son of World Trade (Doctor of Divinity) and Eliza (Morton) S.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University of Pennsylvania, 1876 (Doctor of Science, same, 1911).

    Career

    • In charge of hydrographic work, 1878, and sub-aqueous rock excavation, 1878-1882, National Storage Company, of Communipaw, New Jersey. Chairman of the Board Ingersoll-Rand Company. President Stayley-Saunders Corporation.

      Director A. S. Cameron Steam Pump Works, New York & Honduras Rosario Mining Company Governor, director, deputy chairman Federal Reserve Bank of New York, also member district commission on capital issues, Federal Reserve Board, World War. Invented apparatus for sub-aqueous drilling, using tube and water jet system in general use in Baku oil fields, Russia. System of pumping liquids by compressed air.

      Radialaxe system of coal mining. Invented apparatus for Ingersoll track and bar channelers and gadders for quarrying stone. Apttd. member New Jersey Harbor Commission.

      Member New Jersey Board Commerce and Navigation. Chairman Permanent Group Committee for Nicaragua. Member Naval Consulting Board of the United States, since 1915(chairman).

      Was member New Jersey State Democratic Committee. Twice elected mayor of N. Plainfield, New Jersey. Member Democratic National Campaign Committee, 1916.

    Works

    • Editor, now president Compressed Air Magazine. Author: Compressed Air Information. Compressed Air Production.

      Co-author: The Subways and Tunnels of New York. Rock Drilling. Founder, 1926, of Mining Medal, to recognize achievement in mining, by A.I.M.E.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member New Jersey Harbor Commission. Member New Jersey Board Commerce and Navigation. Member Naval Consulting Board of the United States, since 1915(chairman).

    ; Fellow American Geography Society, Academy Political Science, American Academy Political and Social Science. Member numerous societies, civic orgns., etc. Delaware as representative of A.I.M.E. at 1st Empire Mining and Metallurgical Congress, Wembly Exposition, London, England., 1924.

    An organizer, and.

    Connections

    • Married Bertha Louise Gaston, August 4, 1886 (died 1906).
    • father: World Trade Saunders
    • spouse: Bertha Louise Gaston
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    Born November 1, 1856
    Died June 25, 1931
    (aged 74)
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