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Peter Schwamb

Peter Schwamb, American engineer. Member school committee, 1897-1900, water commissioner, 1896-1903, Chairman of the Board public works, 1904-1907, Arlington.; Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences; member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Boston Society of Civil Engineers.

Background

  • Schwamb, Peter was born on February 13, 1858 in Arlington, Massachusetts, United States. Son of of Peter and Clara (Beucher) S.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Mech. Engineering, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1878, post-graduate student same, 1878-1889.

    Career

    • Draughtsman Howe Scale Company, Rutland, Vermont, 1879-1880, Hinkley Locomotive Company, Boston, 1880-1883. Instructor mechanic engineering, 1883-1884, assistant professor mechanism, 1884-1888, associate professor, 1888-1896, professor, 1896-1901, professor machine design, 1901-1911, and 1883-1911 in charge department mechanical arts, Massachusetts Institute Technology Treasurer The Theodore Schwamb Company, Arlington, since 1897.

    Works

    • Author: Elements of Mechanism (with Professor A. L. Merrill), 1904.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member school committee, 1897-1900, water commissioner, 1896-1903, Chairman of the Board public works, 1904-1907, Arlington. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Boston Society of Civil Engineers.

    Clubs: Technology, Engineers, Arlington Boat.

    Connections

    • Married Amy E. Bailey, of Arlington, June 7, 1893.
    • spouse: Amy E. Bailey
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