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Arthur Josiah Mountford Baker

Arthur Josiah Mountford Baker, British engineer. Member Council National Defense, and War Industries Board, World War I. Commander, Order of the British Empire.

Background

  • Baker, Arthur Josiah Mountford was born on April 22, 1881 in Birmingham, England. Son of Arthur and Ellen (Mountford) Baker.

  • Education

    • Preparatory education, St. John’s school and Technology School, both Birmingham. Student Mason College, Birmingham, 1897-1899.

    Career

    • One son, Robert Mountford. Came to United States, 1905, naturalized citizen, 1920. Began as draftsman with Charles Taylor, Birmingham, 1899.

      Later with Garrard Manufacturing Company, Birmingham, and with Alfred Herbert, Coventry, England, with Cincinnati Milling Machine Company, 1905-1920. Chief engineer in charge of car design, Willys Overland Company, Toledo, O., 1920-1932. With Hercules Motor Corporation, Canton, O., 1932-1938.

      Deputy Director General, British Purchasing Commission, 1939-1943. General manager, Crocker-Wheeler Division, Joshua Hendy Company, 1943-1945, v. p. E. W. Bliss Company, Brooklyn.

      Executive v. p. Melvin Pine & Company, Inc. Director, industry div., E.C.A., Greece April-September, 1948. Chief, Methods and Equipment Division, Mutual Security Administration, since 1950.

    Membership

    Member Council National Defense, and War Industries Board, World War I. Commander, Order of the British Empire.

    Connections

    • Married Miss Keren Culbertson.
    • father: Arthur Baker
    • mother: Ellen (Mountford) Baker
    • spouse: Miss Keren Culbertson
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    Born April 22, 1881
    Died September 12, 1953
    (aged 72)
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