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Arthur Barrette Parsons

Arthur Barrette Parsons, American mining engineer. Member Society Engineering Education, Mining and Metallurgical Society America, American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (London); Mason.

Background

  • Parsons, Arthur Barrette was born on November 22, 1887 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. Son of Arthur Huntington and Katherine Maybanks (Barrette) Parsons.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering, Utah School of Mines, 1909. Honorary Doctor Engineering, South Dakot State School of Mines.

    Career

    • In Nevada, 1910; superintendent Candor (North Carolina) Mines, 1911-1915. Construction engineer, Utah, 1916. Smelter foreman, Burma Mines, Ltd., India, 1917-1918.

      Mining engineer with Butte & Superior Mining Company, Butte, Montana, 1918-1919. Associate editor, Mining and Scientific Press, San Francisco. 1919-1922; assistant editor, Engineering and Mining Journal, New York, 1922-1926, associate editor, 1926-1929.

      President Mineral Research Corporation, 1929-1930. Assistant secretary American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, 1930-1931, secretary, 1931-1949. Editor Mining and Metallurgy, Mining Technology, Petroleum Technology, Metals Technology.

      Secretary Engineers Council Professional Development and Engineers Defense Board. Engineer Defense Minerals Adminstn., 1950. Director program development div.

      Defense Materials Procurement Agency, 1951-1952. Consultant on tariff, taxation to various federal agys., domestic corporations Registered profile engineer, New York State.

    Works

    • Author 125 special articles on technical, economics and polit: phases of the mineral industries. Author: The Porphyry Coppers, 1933. Taxation of Mining Enterprise, 1950.

      The Porphyry Coppers in 1956, published, 1957. Editor 75 Years of Progress in the Mineral Industry, 1947. Contributor Encyclopedia Britannica, 1961.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member Society Engineering Education, Mining and Metallurgical Society America, American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (London). Mason.; Clubs: Engineers, Commonwealth (San Francisco).

    Connections

    • Married Mary Snell, July 31, 1915. Children: Richard, Arthur B. Assayer and mining engineer.
    • father: Arthur Huntington Parsons
    • mother: Katherine Maybanks (Barrette) Parsons
    • spouse: Mary Snell
    • children: Richard Parsons
    • Arthur B. Assayer and mining engr Parsons
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    Born November 22, 1887
    Died April 14, 1966
    (aged 78)
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