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Philip Bracken Fleming

Philip Bracken Fleming, American engineer, ex-ambassador. Member Iowa, N.H., Minnesota history societies, American Society of Civil Engineers, Society American Military Engineers, Permanent International Association Navigation Congresses (chairman American section.

Background

  • Fleming, Philip Bracken was born on October 15, 1887 in Burlington, Iowa, United States. Son of John Joseph and Mary (Bracken) Fleming.

  • Education

    • Student of University of Wisconsin, 1905-1907. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1911. Student Army England School, 1912-1913.

      Doctor of Laws, St. Francis College. Juris Canonici Doctor, Juris Civilis Doctor, George Washington University.

    Career

    • Commissioned Second lieutenant C.E., United States Army, 1911, and advanced through grades to major general, 1942 (temporary colonel during World War). Graduate manager of athletics West Point, 1926-1933. Executive officer and deputy administrator Public Works Administration, 1933-1935.

      In charge Passamaquoddy Project, 1935-1936. Co-ordinator Resettlement Administration, 1936-1937. District engineer St. Paul, 1937-1939.

      Administrator Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor, 1939-1941, Federal works administrator, 1941-1949. Chairman United States Maritime Commission, 1949-1950. Under secretary of commerce for transportation, 1950-1951.

      Ambassador to Costa Rica, 1951-1953, retired Chairman President’ Highway Safety Conference, 1946-1949, President’ Conference on Fire Prevention, 1947-1949.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member Iowa, N.H., Minnesota history societies, American Society of Civil Engineers, Society American Military Engineers, Permanent International Association Navigation Congresses (chairman American section. Clubs: Minnesota, University, Somerset (St. Paul).

    Connections

    • Married Dorothy Carson, December 5, 1914. Children: Carson, Jocelyn.
    • father: John Joseph Fleming
    • mother: Mary (Bracken) Fleming
    • spouse: Dorothy Carson
    • children: Carson Fleming
    • Jocelyn Fleming
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    Born October 15, 1887
    Died October 6, 1955
    (aged 67)
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