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William Young Westervelt

William Young Westervelt, American mining engineer. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Royal Society of Arts (London, England); member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Mining and Metallurgical Society America (vice president 1920-1922), Electrochemical Society, American Mining Congress, Holland Society, others.

Background

  • Westervelt, William Young was born on July 30, 1872 in Jersey City Heights, New Jersey, United States. Son of Richard Henry and Mary (Welsh) Westervelt.

  • Education

    • Engineer of Mines, School Mines Columbia, 1894.

    Career

    • Chemist, surveyor, engineer and superintendent mines, Ducktown Sulphur, Copper & Iron Company, 1894-1898, consultant since 1898, responsible for development of Ducktown Company’s mines to 1923. Construction engineering Anglo-American Copper Company, of London, 1905, and developed the Ray (Arizona) property to the point of sale to present owners. Appointed consulting engineer Grasseli Chemical Company, of Cleveland, O., 1909, developed and organized its New Market (Tennessee) zinc property, Butte and Superior Mines, Butte, Montana.

      Appointed consulting engineer Wilkes-Barre Dredging Company, 1914, organized the gold property of the company at Folsom, California. Prepared report on pyrites resources of the world, 1916. Selected, 1917, by American Institute Mining Engineers and the Mining and Metallurgical Society American member War Minerals Committee, Washington, District of Columbia, was chairman of committee.

      Organizer and president Copper Pyrites Corporation, of Ducktown Mining District, Tennessee, 1919. In 1927 purchased control of Ducktown Chemical & Iron Company for Ducktown Pyrites Corporation Head consultant on mining Office of Deputy Director General, Industry Division, War Production Board, 1942-1944. Author of various articles on mining in technical journals and of section on Mine Examinations, Valuations, and Reports, in Peele’s Mining Engineer’s Handbook.

    Works

    • Author of various articles on mining in technical journals and of section on Mine Examinations, Valuations, and Reports, in Peele’s Mining Engineer’s Handbook.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Royal Society of Arts (London, England). Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Mining and Metallurgical Society America (vice president 1920-1922), Electrochemical Society, American Mining Congress, Holland Society, others. Clubs: Century, Columbia University (New York).

    Connections

    • Married Mary Westervelt Young, September 12, 1900 (died 1926). Married second, Henrie Whiting MeIlwaine, July 27, 1929.
    • father: Richard Henry Westervelt
    • mother: Mary (Welsh) Westervelt
    • spouses: Mary Westervelt Young
    • Henrie Whiting MeIlwaine
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    Born July 30, 1872
    Died October 8, 1958
    (aged 86)
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