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Charles Homer Buford

Charles Homer Buford, American consultant engineer. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society Military Engineers; Mason (Shriner).; Clubs. Chicago.


  • Buford, Charles Homer was born on February 5, 1886 in Newport, Arkansas, United States. Son of William and Emma (Anthony) Buford.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Civil Engineering, U. Arkansas, 1907.


    • Engineer track elevation C.M., St. P.&P. R.R., 1907-1917, trainmaster Sioux City and Dakota div., 1917-1918, LaCrosse div., February-July, 1918, superintendent divisions, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, 1918-1924, general superintendent Southern District, 1924-1925, assistant general manager lines east, Chicago, 1925-1927, general manager lines west, Seattle, 1927-1939, vice president operations and maintenance department Association American R.R.’s, Washington, 1939-1946. Executive vice president C.M.St.P. & P. R.R., March 1946-May 1947, president director 1947-1950, retired 1950.


    Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society Military Engineers. Mason (Shriner).; Clubs.


    • Married Bess Thomas, December 30, 1909. Children: Jack William, Curtis Donald.
    • father: William Buford
    • mother: Emma (Anthony) Buford
    • spouse: Bess Thomas
    • children: Jack William Buford
    • Curtis Donald Buford
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    Born February 5, 1886
    Died August, 1960
    (aged 74)