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Lester Strickland Grant

Lester Strickland Grant, American mining engineer. Served as captain, engineer, Officer Reserve Corps (now retired). Distinguished Achievement Medal, Colorado School of Mines, 1949.; Member Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, American Petroleum Institute, Theta Tau, Tau Beta Pi.; Mason.

Background

  • Grant, Lester Strickland was born on October 31, 1877 in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. Son of Charles Alfred and Mary J. (Strickland) Grant.

  • Education

    • Engineer of Mines, Colorado School of Mines, 1899.

    Career

    • Engineer Isabella Gold Mining Company, Cripple Creek, Colorado, 1899-1901, Isabella Mines Company, 1901-1903. Superintendent Isabella Lease, 1904. Engineer and assayer, Findley Consolidated Mining Company, Cripple Creek, 1905-1906.

      Metallurgist and engineer Inca Mining Company, Peru, S.A., 1906-1909. Assistant superintendent Roosevelt Drainage Tunnel, Cripple Creek, 1909-1910. Superintendent Isabella Mines Company, 1910-1913.

      General manager Jumper, California, Gold Mines. Company, Stent, California, Vice-President and general manager Contention Mining Company, Knight Creek, Tuolumne Company, California, 1913-1919. Treasurer Ajax Mine Lease Company, Victor, Colorado, 1921-1922.

      Manager and vice president McElroy Ranch Company, Crane, Texas, 1927-1949 (retired). Vice-president, director Franco Wyoming Oil Corporation, McElroy Royalty Corporation Professor mining, 1919-1928, dean, 1921-1928, Colorado School of Mines.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Served as captain, engineer, Officer Reserve Corps (now retired). Distinguished Achievement Medal, Colorado School of Mines, 1949. Member Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, American Petroleum Institute, Theta Tau, Tau Beta Pi.

    Mason.; Clubs: Teknik (Denver).

    Connections

    • Married Chloe Ella Thornton, 1900. Children: Robert Waltman, Richard Thornton.
    • father: Charles Alfred Grant
    • mother: Mary J. (Strickland) Grant
    • spouse: Chloe Ella Thornton
    • children: Robert Waltman Grant
    • Richard Thornton Grant
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    Born October 31, 1877
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