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Francis Rawle Wadleigh

Francis Rawle Wadleigh, American consulting engineer. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society Testing Materials, Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, American Chemical Society, Franklin Institute; Club: Cosmos (Washington).

Background

  • Wadleigh, Francis Rawle was born on October 25, 1864 in Muncy, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Albra W. and Emily (Rawle) Wadleigh.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1883.

    Career

    • Began as shop apprentice Pennsylvania R.R., 1883. Locomotive fireman, 1884-1888. Various capacities with N.&W. Railway, 1888-1897.

      With Castner, Curran & Bullitt, 1897-1908. Assistant to president, engineering work, Chesapeake & Ohio Coal & Coke Company, 1908-1913. Consulting practice, Norfolk, Virginia, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1913-1917.

      Chief engineer International Coal Products Corporation, 1917-1918. Export sales manager and construction engineering, Weston Dodson & Company, New York, 1919-1921. Assistant to president Tuttle Corporation, 1921.

      War service with Supply Division, Emergency Fleet Corporation, on staff Central Bureau Planning Statistics, and member Conservation Board, State of Pennsylvania. With United States Government as chief of Coal Division, Department of Commerce, and commercial engineer United States bureau of Mines, 1921-1922. Assistant to federal fuel distributor, 1922-1923.

      Federal fuel distributor, January 1-September 22, 1923. Chief of coal div. United States.Dept. Commerce, and commercial engineer United States bureau of Mines, to December 25, 1923.

      Resigned but retained as consultant Department Commerce and consulting engineer Bureau Mines. Vice president Tuttle Coal Corporation, Paragon-Elkhorn Collieries Company, Tuttle Corporation, also vice-president and general manager Super-Fuel Corporation of New York, and director Pittsburgh Terminal Coal Corporation, 1924-1925. Consulting engineer, coal and coke, 1925-1930.

      President The Wadleigh Bureau, Inc., Washington, District of Columbia, 1930-1931. Appointed special agent United States Bureau Foreign and Domestic Commerce, May 1931. Construction engineering, unites states department Interior in Alaska, June 1931-February 1932.

      Now engaged in consulting work on coal.

    Works

    • Author: A Coal Manual, 1921.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society Testing Materials, Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, American Chemical Society, Franklin Institute. Club: Cosmos (Washington).

    Connections

    • Married Mariana Rogers, Petersburg, Virginia, March 24, 1898. Children: Francis Rawle, Eleanor Floyd, Mariana Rogers.
    • father: Albra W. Wadleigh
    • mother: Emily (Rawle) Wadleigh
    • spouse: Mariana Rogers
    • children: Francis Rawle Wadleigh
    • Eleanor Floyd Wadleigh
    • Mariana Rogers Wadleigh
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    Born October 25, 1864
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