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George Joseph Ray

George Joseph Ray, American consultant engineer.

Background

  • Ray, George Joseph was born on March 24, 1876 in Metamora, Illinois, United States. Son of Jerry and Harriett (Swallow) Ray.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Illinois, 1898, C.E., 1910. Doctor of Science, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, 1916.

    Career

    • Rodman, transitman, assistant engineer, track supervisor and roadmaster I.C. R.R., 1898-1903. Division engineer, 1903-1909, chief engineer, 1909-1919, D., L.&W. R.R. As chief engineer, had charge construction Hopatcong Slateford cut-off, one of heaviest pieces of construction work yet accomplished on any railroad. In charge design and building Tunkhannock viaduct, Nicholson, Pennsylvania, largest concrete bridge ever built (2,375 foot long, 243 foot high).

      Engineering assistant to regional director Eastern Region, United States R.R. Administration, New York, February 1, 1919-February 1920. Later chief engineer D.,L.&W. R.R., vice-president and general manager same since January 1, 1934-April 1946, retired. Now construction engineering.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Connections

    • Married Edna Rose Hammers, June 23, 1903 (died January 1942). Married second, Ethel Pearce, April.
    • father: Jerry Ray
    • mother: Harriett (Swallow) Ray
    • spouses: Edna Rose Hammers
    • Ethel Pearce
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    Born March 24, 1876
    Died March 5, 1962
    (aged 85)
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