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Mark Homer Landis

Mark Homer Landis, American mechanic engineer, manufacturer. Member American Society Mech. Engineers, Society Automotive Engineers; Mason (Shriner), Elk.


  • Landis, Mark Homer was born on December 16, 1885 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Frank Frick and Elizabeth (Hershey) Landis.

  • Education

    • Preparatory education, high school, Waynesboro Pennsylvania, and Mercersburg (Pennsylvania) Academy. Mechanical Engineering, Cornell Univercity, 1908. Master of Mechanical Engineering, 1909.


    • Machinist apprentice, summers, 1899-1902. full time, 1902-1904. Secretary, treasurer Fred Frick Clock Company, 1909-1913. General manager and mechanic engineer Landis Engineering & Manufacturing Company, 1913-1920, president and general manager 1920-1939.

      President and general manager Geiser Manufacturing Company, 1928-1939. President and treasurer Frank F. Landis Patents, Inc., 1928-1939. President Erd Company, Inc.

      Director and Executive Committee Landis Machine Company Trustee Waynesboro Hospital.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Member American Society Mech. Engineers, Society Automotive Engineers. Mason (Shriner), Elk.

    Clubs: Sinfonia, Waynesboro Country.


    • Married Ethel Marie Hartman, June 16, 1910 (died January 17, 1937).
    • father: Frank Frick Landis
    • mother: Elizabeth (Hershey) Landis
    • spouse: Ethel Marie Hartman
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