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Edward Beech Craft

Edward Beech Craft, American electrical engineer. member of council American Institute Weights and Measures.

Background

  • Craft, Edward Beech was born on September 12, 1881 in Cortland, Trumbull Company, Ohio, United States. Son of Charles C. and Nora A. (Trowbridge) Craft.

  • Education

    • Preparatory education, high school, Warren, O. D. Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1926.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Clara Virginia. With Warren (O.) Electric and Specialty Company, 1898-1902 (last 2 years as superintendent lamp department). With department design of communication equipment, Western Electric Company, Chicago, 1902-1907.

      Development engineer, in charge telephone apparatus design, Western Electric Company, New York, 1907-1917. Assistant chief engineer same, in charge development and design, 1917-1922. Chief engineer same and International Western Electric Company, 1922-1925.

      Executive vice president Bell Telephone laboratories, Incorporated, New York York, since 1925. Captain Signal Corps, United States of America, March 1917. Major, December 1917.

      Technical adviser United States Navy, London, June-October 1918. Vice chairman div. of engineering and industrial research National Research Council. Chairman of the Board Engineering Socs.

      Library; member of council American Institute Weights and Measures.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member of council American Institute Weights and Measures.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Ann Richards, October 21, 1902.
    • father: Charles C. Craft
    • mother: Nora A. (Trowbridge) Craft
    • spouse: Mary Ann Richards
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    Born September 12, 1881
    Died August 20, 1929
    (aged 47)
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