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Joseph Harold Hedges

Joseph Harold Hedges, American mining engineer, government official. Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Tau Beta Pi.; Club: Cosmos.


  • Hedges, Joseph Harold was born on June 9, 1882 in Lansing, Michigan, United States. Son of Hiram C. and Louise (Gibson) Hedges.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Michigan State College, 1903. Engineer of Mines, Michigan College Mines, 1905.


    • Engineer Copper Range Cons. Mines Company, 1905; engineer, mine superintendent Mexico Cons. Mining and Smelting Company, 1906-1911, Guanajuato Development Company, 1912.

      Chief engineer Moctezuma Copper Company, 1913-1916. Assistant manager Utah Minerals Concentrating Company, 1917. Mine foreman United Verde Extension Mining Company, 1918.

      General superintendent Prince Cons. Mining and Smelting Company, 1918-1922. Field engineer Mining Corporation Canada, Ltd., 1923-1925.

      Assistant to director United States Bureau Mines, 1926-1940. Senior mining engineer United States Bureau Mines, College Park, Maryland., 1940-1942. Chief Tucson div., 1942-1949, chief minerals division, Washington, 1949-1950, special assistant to the director since 1951.

      Minerals advisor Military Government, Germany, 1945.


    Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Tau Beta Pi. Club: Cosmos.


    • Married Ethel Adams, September 5, 1916. Children: Dorothy, Florence (Mistress.
    • father: Hiram C. Hedges
    • mother: Louise (Gibson) Hedges
    • spouse: Ethel Adams
    • children: Dorothy Hedges
    • Florence (Mrs Hedges
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    Died January 12, 1956
    (aged 73)