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Charles Jeptha Hill Woodbury

Charles Jeptha Hill Woodbury, American engineer. Awarded Alsacian medal, Societe Industrielle de Mulhouse, 1883; John Scott medal, City of Philadelphia, for meritorious electrical invention, 1885; Association medal, National Association of Cotton Manufacturers, 1910. Member American Society Civ. Engineers, American Society Mech. Engineers, American Institute Elec. Engineers; Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Background

  • Woodbury, Charles Jeptha Hill was born on May 4, 1851 in Lynn, Massachusetts, United States. Son of J. Porter and Mary Adams (Hill) Woodbury.

  • Education

    • Preparatory education public schools, Lynn. Technical education Massachusetts Institute Technology. Honorary Master of Arts, Tufts, 1893.

      Doctor of Science, Union, 1906, Dartmouth, 1908.

    Career

    • Engineer, Factory Mutual Insurance Company, 1878-1894. Assistant engineer American Bell Telephone Сompany, 1894-1908. Construction engineering, since 1908.

      Non-resident lecturer Massachusetts Institute Technology and Cornell. Chairman Lynn School Committee, 1886-1895.

    Works

    • Author: Fire Protection of Mills, 1882. Telephone Line Engineering. The Telephone System, 1899.

      Bibliography of the Cotton Manufacture, 1909. Wrote numerous monographs and papers on fire protection, political economy and engineering.

    Membership

    Member American Society Civ. Engineers, American Society Mech. Engineers, American Institute Elec.

    Engineers; Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

    Connections

    • Married Maria H. Brown, November 26, 1878.
    • father: J. Porter Woodbury
    • mother: Mary Adams (Hill) Woodbury
    • spouse: Maria H. Brown
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    Died March 20, 1916
    (aged 65)
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