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Charles William Henderson

Charles William Henderson, American mining engineer.


  • Henderson, Charles William was born on September 10, 1885 in Valley City, North Dakota, United States. Son of David and Jane Louise (Morton) Henderson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, in geology, and mining, Stanford University, California, 1910. Doctor of Science, Colorado School of All Mines, 1930. Unmarried, Statistical and geological work, San Francisco, 1907-1908, in charge, Denver, 1908-1925, United States Geological Survey.

      In charge Denver office economic branch United States bureau of Mines, 1925-1935. Supervising engineer of field offices, mineral production and economics div., United States bureau of Mines, since 1935, acting assistant to director, bureau, February 5-April 18, 1940. Cons. engineer United States Geological Survey on Colorado Coöp.

      Geological Survey since 1925. Chairman Colorado section 16th International Geological Congress, 1932-1933. Vice president Colorado Engineering Council, 1932-1934.

      Advisor on copper, lead and zinc codes, NRA, 1933-1934. Member sub-commission on mineral advisory committee, Army and Navy Munitions Board, 1939-1940. American Association for Advancement of Science.

      Member Association Petroleum Geologists, American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers (ex-secretary and chairman Colorado section), Mining and Metallurgical Society of America, Colorado Scientific Society (president 1931-1943), Teknik Club (Denver), Sigma Xi, Phi Gamma Delta, Sigma Gamma Epsilon.


    • Author: History of Mining in Colorado (United States Geological Survey). Gold and Silver American Year Book, 1928-1936. History, and Influence of Mining in the Western United States, Lindgren volunteer (A.I.M.M.E.), 1933.

      Author of ann reports on mineral resources (United States Geological Survey and bureau of Mines), 1908-1943. Also articles in mining journals and University of Oregon 1908-1943. Also articles in mining journals and University of Oregon Bulletin.


    Clubs: University (Denver, Washington, District of Columbia), Phi Gamma Delta (New York).


    • father: David Henderson
    • mother: Jane Louise (Morton) Henderson
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    Died January 26, 1945
    (aged 59)