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Herbert Ashton Megraw

Herbert Ashton Megraw, American metallurgical engineer. Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Phi Sigma Kappa.


  • Megraw, Herbert Ashton was born on April 28, 1876 in Baltimore. Son of John Milton and Ellen Maria (Ryan) Megraw.

  • Education

    • Graduate Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, 1894. Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Cornell Univercity, 1898.


    • Assayer, 1899-1901, mill superintendent and metallurgist, 1901-1903, Guanajuato Consolidated Mining & Milling Company. Staff engineer Charles Butters & Company, London, 1903. Metallurgical engineer, Iola Mining Company, 1904.

      Manager Montgomery Mining Company, 1905-1908. Superintendent Naval Milling Company, Guanajuato, Mexico, 1908-1912. Consulting metallurgical engineer, Mexico City, 1912.

      On editorial staff Engineering and Mining Journal. 1912-1917. manager same. 1917-1918; engineer bureau of Aircraft Production, Air Service, United States Army, Dayton, O., and Washington, 1918-1919.

      Engineer Kennedy-Van Saun Manufacturing & Engineering Corporation, New York, 1919-1922. Vice-president and treasurer Crown Oil & Wax Company and North Carolina Oil Corporation, Baltimore, 1922-1926. Vice-president and general manager Corchera International, Seville, Spain, 1926-1935, now practicing as construction engineering.


    • Author: Practical Data for the Cyanide Plant, 1910. Details of Cyanide Practice, 1914. The Flotation Process, 1916.

      Extensive contributor to leading mining and metallurgical journals.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Phi Sigma Kappa. Clubs: Engineers, Tablada.


    • Married Mary Bollman French, October 18, 1905.
    • father: John Milton Megraw
    • mother: Ellen Maria (Ryan) Megraw
    • spouse: Mary Bollman French
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    Born April 28, 1876
    Died November 3, 1951
    (aged 75)