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Lewis Buckley Stillwell

Lewis Buckley Stillwell, American electrical engineer. member Erie R.R. elec; member board dirs.


  • Stillwell, Lewis Buckley was born on March 12, 1863 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Richard and Margaret (Snyder) Stillwell.

  • Education

    • Student Wesleyan University, Connecticut, 1882-1884. Electrical Engineer, Lehigh University, 1885, Master of Science, 1907, Doctor of Science, 1914. Doctor of Science, Wesleyan, 1907.


    • 1 son, Richard. Assistant electrician, Westinghouse Elec. & Manufacturing Company, 1886-1890. Chief electrical engineer, same, 1890-1897.

      Electrical director Niagara Falls Power Company, 1897-1900. In practice as consultant electrical engineer, New York, since 1900. Construction engineering Manhattan Elev.

      Railway Company (electrification of elevated lines in New York City), 1899-1906. Electrical director Rapid Transit Subway Constr. Company, 1900-1909; construction engineering Hudson Companies, 1905-1913.

      Member Erie R.R. electrical commission, 1906. Construction engineering United Rys. & Elec. Company of Baltimore, 1906-1920, Interborough Rapid Transit Company, 1909-1920, New York,N.H.&H. Railroad Company (Hoosac Tunnel electrification), 1910-1911, New York, Westchester & Boston Railway Company, 1911-1915, Lehigh Navigation Elec.

      Company, 1912-1918; consulting engineer Holland Vehicular Tunnels, 1924-1927. Construction engineering Port of New York Authority, since 1927. Life trustee, Princeton University, since 1918.

      Member board directors Chamber of Commerce, United States of America, 1921-1923. Home: Princeton, New Jersey.


    Member Erie R.R. elec. Member board dirs.


    • Married Mary Elizabeth Thurston, April.
    • father: Richard Stillwell
    • mother: Margaret (Snyder) Stillwell
    • spouse: Mary Elizabeth Thurston
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    Died January 19, 1941
    (aged 77)