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Francis Peirce Sinn

Francis Peirce Sinn, American consulting engineer. Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers (member zinc and lead committee, chairman 2 years), Mining and Metallurgical Society of America (member Executive Committee, vice president 1945, president 1946), Montclair Society of Engineers, American Iron and Steel Institute, American Zinc Institute, National Safety Council (past; Mason.

Background

  • Sinn, Francis Peirce was born on October 7, 1882 in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Joseph Albert and Ella Thomas (Wise) Sinn.

  • Education

    • Student Germantown Boys Combined School, 1889-1896. Bachelor of Arts, Central High School of Philadelphia, 1900. Engineer of Mines, Lehigh University, 1904.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Margaret Elizabeth (died 1928). Engineer, summers 1902, 03. Mining in Mexico, cyanide millwork, de la Mar, Nevada, 1904-1905.

      Alanwood Iron & Steel Company, Ivy Rock, Pennsylvania, summer 1905. Various capacities with New Jersey Zinc Company, Palmerton (Pennsylvania) Works, 1905-1917, general superintendent New Jersey Zinc Company of Pennsylvania 1917-1918. Assistant manager Chestnut Ridge Railroad Company, 1917-1918, assistant to vice president, 1919-1941.

      Part time consultant American Smelting & Refining Company, 1928-1929, Trepca Mines, Ltd., of Yugoslavia, 1938, American Metal Limited company, 1937-1941. Construction engineering American Metal Limited company, New York City, since 1941. Director 1st National Bank of Palmerton, Pennsylvania, 1916-1926.

      Director, vice president Palmerton Lighting, Telephone and Disposal Companies, 1917-1941. Director Blackwell Zinc Company. Honorary member Chemical Metallurgical and Mining Society of South Africa, June 30, 1946-June 30, 1947.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Unitarian

    Membership

    Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers (member zinc and lead committee, chairman 2 years), Mining and Metallurgical Society of America (member Executive Committee, vice president 1945, president 1946), Montclair Society of Engineers, American Iron and Steel Institute, American Zinc Institute, National Safety Council (past. Mason.; Clubs: University, Downtown Association, Mining (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married Margaret Cortright Convers, October 10, 1906.
    • father: Joseph Albert Sinn
    • mother: Ella Thomas (Wise) Sinn
    • spouse: Margaret Cortright Convers
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    Born October 7, 1882
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