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Alan Estis Flowers

Alan Estis Flowers, American engineer. Member American Institute Elec. Engineers, American Society Mech. Engineers (member special research commission on lubrication), American Society for Testing Materials (chairman sub-commission on sampling and gaging), American Physical Society, American Society Metals, American Association University professors, Phi Mu Alpha, Lambda Phi Rho, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi.

Background

  • Flowers, Alan Estis was born on October 4, 1876 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Son of William Pitts and Mary Emma (Cummins) F., Mechanical Engineering, Cornell Univercity, 1902, Master of Mechanical Engineering, 1914, Doctor of Philosophy., 1915.

  • Education

    • Engineer apprentice with Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company, 1902-1904. Instructor and associate professor electrical engineering, University of Missouri, 1904-1912. With General Electric Company, 1912-1913.

      Professor electrical engineering, Ohio. State University, 1913-1918. Appraisal engineer, Columbus Electric Power & Light Company, 1917-1918.

      Captain Signal corpus, United States army, on duty in radio development section, Washington, District of Columbia, March 31, 1918-March 8, 1919. Test engineer engineering department, National Aniline & Chemical Company, New York, 1919-1920. Research engineer in charge of Research Engineering Section, 1921-1922.

      Manager and construction engineering Chemical Machinery Construction Company, 1922-1923. Engineer, in charge development, De Laval Separator Company, 1923-1943, research engineer since 1943. Director Flakice Corporation since 1943.

    Career

    • Director Flakice Corporation since 1943.

    Works

    • Contributor on technical topics. Chapter on “Centrifuges” in Chemical Engineers’ Handbook.

    Religion

    Denomination: Conglist

    Membership

    Member American Institute Elec. Engineers, American Society Mech. Engineers (member special research commission on lubrication), American Society for Testing Materials (chairman sub-commission on sampling and gaging), American Physical Society, American Society Metals, American Association University professors, Phi Mu Alpha, Lambda Phi Rho, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi.

    Connections

    • Married Ida Vandergrift Burns, June 29, 1907. Children: George Schluederberg, Nancy Holmes, Priscilla (deceased).
    • father: William Pitts Flowers
    • mother: Mary Emma (Cummins) Flowers
    • spouse: Ida Vandergrift Burns
    • children: George Schluederberg Flowers
    • Nancy Holmes Flowers
    • Priscilla Flowers (deceased)
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    Born October 4, 1876
    Died December 4, 1945
    (aged 69)
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