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John Beaver White

John Beaver White, American engineer. Member of American Relief Committee, London, 1914-1915; member War Trade Board, representing the food administrator, October 1917-February 1919. Chairman American delegation to International Communications Conference, Paris, 1925.

Background

  • White, John Beaver was born on June 10, 1874 in Milroy, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Review John W. and Mary Miller (Beaver) White.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State College, 1894. Mechanical Engineering in Electrical Engineer, Cornell, 1899.

    Career

    • Began with J. G. White & Company, engineers and builders, Baltimore, Maryland., 1894. General manager and engineer Eastchester Electric Company, Mount Vernon, New York, 1896-1898. Practiced at Salisbury and Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1899-1900.

      Constructing electric light and power and street railway, San Juan, P.R., 1900-1901. In Mandalay, Burma, and Hyderabad and Bombay, India, 1901-1902. In charge street railway construction in many cities in England, for J. G. White & Limited company, 1902-1904.

      Financial director same company, in London, England., 1904-1909. Established firm Beaver White & Company, London, 1909. Director International Light & Power Company, Home and Foreign Securities Company.

    Membership

    Member of American Relief Committee, London, 1914-1915. Member War Trade Board, representing the food administrator, October 1917-February 1919. Chairman American delegation to International Communications Conference, Paris, 1925.

    Connections

    • Married in Buckinghamshire, England, Harriet H. Stevens, of Lewiston, Idaho, June 9, 1904 (died March 25, 1928).; married second, Margery Thompson Sperry, of London, England., July 25, 1934. Children: Harriet, Clarissa, Joan, Louise.
    • father: Review John W. White
    • mother: Mary Miller (Beaver) White
    • spouses: in Buckinghamshire
    • Margery Thompson Sperry
    • children: Harriet White
    • Clarissa White
    • Joan White
    • Louise White
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