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James William Hook

James William Hook, American engineer. awarded the Marston medal by Iowa State College, 1940, for achievement in engineering.

Background

  • Hook, James William was born on January 9, 1884 in near Hedrick, Iowa, United States. Son of James and Virginia (Eller) Hook.

  • Education

    • Biomedical Engineering, Iowa State College, 1905, Mechanical Engineering, 1912.

    Career

    • Editor and pub Cody (Wyoming) Enterprise, 1905-1906. Sales engineer Globe Machinery & Supply Company, Des Moines, Iowa, 1906-1909. Sales manager and later general manager C. A. Dunham Company, Marshalltown, Iowa, 1909-1916.

      President and director Allied Machinery Company of America, New York, also director other corporations in New York, 1916-1923. President and treasurer Geometric Tool Company, New Haven, Connecticut, 1923-1944. President and director United Illuminating Company of New Haven, Connecticut, 1939-1942, chairman of Board.

      1942-—: director Acme Wire Company, of New Haven.

    Works

    • Editor and pub Cody (Wyoming) Enterprise, 1905-1906. Sales engineer Globe Machinery & Supply Company, Des Moines, Iowa, 1906-1909. Sales manager and later general manager C. A. Dunham Company, Marshalltown, Iowa, 1909-1916.

      President and director Allied Machinery Company of America, New York, also director other corporations in New York, 1916-1923. President and treasurer Geometric Tool Company, New Haven, Connecticut, 1923-1944. President and director United Illuminating Company of New Haven, Connecticut, 1939-1942, chairman of Board.

      1942-—: director Acme Wire Company, of New Haven.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member Connecticut Emergency Relief Commission. 1933-1936; member Industrial Advisory Board NRA, 1934-1935. Member Board of Education, Tarrytown, New York, 1922-1923.

    Member President Hoover’s National Organisation on Unemployment Relief, 1931-1933. Member Business Advisory Council for the unites states department of Commerce, since 1939. Trustee University of Connecticut, 1935-1953, chairman, 1949-1953.

    Member Citizens Action Commission of New Haven. Member New England Regional Manpower Committee, 1943-1944. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Academy Political Science, Society of Colonial Wars, Tau Beta Pi, Kappa Sigma.

    Mason (32°).; Clubs: University (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married Hattie Rosamond Bechtel, September 17, 1907. Children: James William, Rose Virginia.
    • father: James Hook
    • mother: Virginia (Eller) Hook
    • spouse: Hattie Rosamond Bechtel
    • children: James William Hook
    • Rose Virginia Hook
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    Born January 9, 1884
    Died October 21, 1957
    (aged 73)
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