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Henry Nathan Rodenbaugh

Henry Nathan Rodenbaugh, American railway executive, consultant engineer.


  • Rodenbaugh, Henry Nathan was born on November 20, 1879 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William Henry and Teresa Jane (Shanks) Rodenbaugh.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Mech. Engineering, University Pennsylvania, 1901, Mechanical Engineering, 1931. Wagner Institute Science, Philadelphia, 1908-1909.


    • Draftsman, N.&W. Railway, 1902-1903. Yard superintendent Alan Wood, Iron & Steel Company, Conshocken, Pennsylvania, 1903-1904. Assistant engineer Southern Railway, Washington, 1904-1905.

      With Carolina Clinchfield & Ohio Railway, Bristol, Virginia, 1905-1906. Principal assistant engineer Virginia&S.W. Railway, 1906-1908. Structural engineer on track elevation, Philadelphia, Germantown & Norristown Railway (P.&R. Railway), 1908-1909.

      With Southern Railway as assistant engineer bridges, 1909-1911, engineer in charge terminal improvements, headquarters Atlanta, 1911-1914, supervising engineer, Washington, January-May 1914, principal assistant engineer valuation department, 1914-1918. Engineering assistant to regional director Southern Region, United States R.R. Administration at Atlanta, 1918-1920, regional engineer Southern and Pocahontas regions, March-July 1920. Chief engineer Florida East Coast Railway, 1920-1923, general manager, 1923-1925, director Vice-President in charge operation, traffic, construction and valuation, March 1925-June 1932.

      Also for same period, vice-president and director Florida East Coast Car Ferry, Jacksonville Terminal Company (member Executive Committee). Director and member Executive Committee Fruit Growers Express Company, 1925-1932. Director North American Aviation, Inc., 1928-1932.

      Construction engineering and advisory counsel on transportation company problems, 1 Wall St., New York City, 1932-1937. Vice president in charge railway work Day & Zimmermann, Inc., 1937-1944. Chairman of the Board Rodenbaugh, Miller & Associates, consultant engrs., 1949.

      Construction engineering since 1949. President Haverford Civic Association since 1947. Director research institute Temple University since 1947.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Member Price Adjustment Board, Philadelphia Ordnance District, United States Army, April 1944-1947. Trustee Florida Normal and Industrial Institute, Flagler Memorial Hospital, Temple University. Member American Society of Civil Engineers (ex-president Florida section), American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Railway Guild, Society American Military Engineers, Naval Institute, Society Naval Engineers, American Railway Engineering Association, Scotch-Irish Society of Pennsylvania, Newcomen Society England, American Academy Political and Social Science, Montgomery County History Society, St. Augustine (Florida) History Society, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

    Clubs: St. Augustine Yacht, Ancient City Yacht, St. Augustine Country, Boca Ratan (Florida).


    • Married Caroline Pickett Bransford, November 17, 1904. Children: Thomas Bransford, Jean Crawford (Mistress.
    • father: William Henry Rodenbaugh
    • mother: Teresa Jane (Shanks) Rodenbaugh
    • spouse: Caroline Pickett Bransford
    • children: Thomas Bransford Rodenbaugh
    • Jean Crawford (Mrs Rodenbaugh
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    Died January 15, 1966
    (aged 86)