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George Laurence Knight

George Laurence Knight, American mechanic engineer. Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers (member and past chairman finance committee), American Institute of Elctrical Engineering; member United Engineering Trustees (chairman finance committee). Past president Brooklyn Engineers; Club.; Member and clerk of vestry Christ Church (Episcopal), Bay Ridge.

Background

  • Knight, George Laurence was born on February 20, 1878 in Haddonfield, New Jersey, United States. Son of George Warren and Ada Danforth (Atkinson) Knight.

  • Education

    • Graduate William Penn Charter School, 1896. Electrical Engineer (diploma, before degrees were conferred), Drexel Institute Technology, 1900.

    Career

    • Began as switch operator Philadelphia Electric Company, later became draftsman New York Edison Company. With Brooklyn Edison Company, 1905-1942, successively as chief draftsman, designing engineer, mechanical engineer, vice president retired March 1942. Trustee and secretary Bay Ridge Savings Bank since 1946.

      Vice president. Victory Memorial Hospital.

    Membership

    Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers (member and past chairman finance committee), American Institute of Elctrical Engineering. Member United Engineering Trustees (chairman finance committee). Past president Brooklyn Engineers.

    Club.; Member and clerk of vestry Christ Church (Episcopal), Bay Ridge.

    Connections

    • Married Evelyn Creveling Sharp, November 23, 1904 (died May 10, 1941). Children: George Laurence, Richard Bunting.
    • father: George Warren Knight
    • mother: Ada Danforth (Atkinson) Knight
    • spouse: Evelyn Creveling Sharp
    • children: George Laurence Knight
    • Richard Bunting Knight
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    Died March 27, 1948
    (aged 70)
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