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Paul Percy Bird

Paul Percy Bird, American mechanical engineer. Member Association of Commerce Committee on Smoke Prevention with Electrification of Railway Terminals, Chicago. President International Association for Prevention of Smoke, 1910; member American Society Mech. Engineers, 1907, National Electric Light Association, Western Society of Engineers, Delta Tau Delta.

Background

  • Bird, Paul Percy was born on March 24, 1877 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States. Son of Charles H. and Mary A. (Warrant) Bird.

  • Education

    • Mechanical Engineering, Cornell Univercity, 1900.

    Career

    • With Newport News (Virginia) Shipbuilding Company, 1900-1903. Instructor in marine engineering Cornell Univercity, 1904. Steam engineer, Illinois Steel Company, S. Chicago, 1904-1907.

      Smoke inspector, City of Chicago, 1907-1911. Mechanic engineer with Commonwealth Edison Company, Chicago, May, 1911-1913.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyn

    Membership

    Member Association of Commerce Committee on Smoke Prevention with Electrification of Railway Terminals, Chicago. President International Association for Prevention of Smoke, 1910. Member American Society Mech.

    Engineers, 1907, National Electric Light Association, Western Society of Engineers, Delta Tau Delta. Clubs: University, Exmoor Country.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Hyatt, of Toledo, O., June 20, 1908.
    • father: Charles H. Bird
    • mother: Mary A. (Warrant) Bird
    • spouse: Elizabeth Hyatt
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