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Silas Lee Gillan

Silas Lee Gillan, American mining engineer. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; member California Academy Sciences, American Society Professional Engineers, American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers (chairman Southern California section), American Association Petroleum Geologists, School of Mines Society University of Minnesota, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Background

  • Gillan, Silas Lee was born on April 17, 1883 in Danville, Illinois, United States. Son of Silas Y. and Elizabeth (Harned) Gillan.

  • Education

    • Student of University Wisconsin, 1903. Engineer of Mines, University of Minnesota School of Mines, 1907.

    Career

    • P. Leveen, Junior), Mary Jane (Mistress Robert M. Norman). Mining engineer with United States Forest Service and Department Interior, 1908-1920, engaged chiefly in examination California oil fields, also mining districts Arizona, New Mexico, others. Valuation engineer Income Tax Unit, Oil and Gas Section, Washington, 1920-1921.

      Private practice, Los Angeles since 1921. Delaware to World Engineering Congress, Tokyo, Japan.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Conglist

    Membership

    Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member California Academy Sciences, American Society Professional Engineers, American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers (chairman Southern California section), American Association Petroleum Geologists, School of Mines Society University of Minnesota, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Clubs: Adventurers, Engineers’ (president), Branner, University (Los Angeles).

    Connections

    • Married Emily Norwood Crosby, January 1, 1908. Children: Crosby Lee (deceased), Emily (Mistress.
    • father: Silas Y. Gillan
    • mother: Elizabeth (Harned) Gillan
    • spouse: Emily Norwood Crosby
    • children: Crosby Lee Gillan (deceased)
    • Emily (Mrs Gillan
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    Born April 17, 1883
    Died November 9, 1954
    (aged 71)
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