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Edward Hodges Robie

Edward Hodges Robie, American metallurgical engineer. Member gifts committee United Engineering Center Building Fund, 1958-1960.; Member American Institute Mech. Engineers (secretary), Canadian Institute Mining and Metallurgy, American Institute Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers; Club: Mining.

Background

  • Robie, Edward Hodges was born on November 30, 1886 in Whitney Point, New York, United States. Son of Harry Adams and Alma (Hodges) Robie.

  • Education

    • Graduate Western High School, Washington, District of Columbia, 1906. Student Cornell Univercity, 1907-1908. B. Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1911.

    Career

    • Water softening work, with Harrison Safety Boiler Works, Philadelphia, 1911-1913. Metallurgical work, Canadian Copper Company and International Nickel Company, Copper Cliff, Ontario, 1913-1919, advancing to assistant metallurgist, with special work in the West, investigating milling and smelting problems. With Engineering and Mining Journal, 1919-1931, acting editor, 1927.

      Assistant secretary American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers and editor Mining and Metallurgy magazine 1932-1948, secretary, 1949-1955, secretary emeritus, 1955-1956. Construction engineering, 1956-1958, secretary corrosion research council, 1958-1959, assistant to chairman, 1959-1960.

    Works

    • Editor: Economics of the Mineral Industries, 1959.

    Membership

    Member gifts committee United Engineering Center Building Fund, 1958-1960. Member American Institute Mech. Engineers (secretary), Canadian Institute Mining and Metallurgy, American Institute Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers.

    Club: Mining.

    Connections

    • Married Agnes Purcell Parks, October 10, 1914;—children—Robert Hodges, Theodore Parks (deceased), Edward Adams, John Adams (deceased).
    • father: Harry Adams Robie
    • mother: Alma (Hodges) Robie
    • spouse: Agnes Purcell Parks
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