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John Herbert Van Deventer

John Herbert Van Deventer, American engineer, editor.


  • Deventer, John Herbert Van was born on April 24, 1881 in Paramus, New Jersey, United States. Son of Review John Cornelius and Eliza Jane (King) Van Deventer.

  • Education

    • Mechanical Engineering, Sibley College (Cornell), 1903.


    • Superintendent production, cost manager Goulds Manufacturing Company, Seneca Falls, New York, 1905-1907. General superintendent, factory manager Buffalo Forge Company, 1907-1914. Associate editor American Machinist, 1915, editor in chief, 1917-1920.

      Editor Industrial Management, The Engineering Magazine, Industry Illustrated, 1921-1926. President Engineering Magazine Company. New York City, 1921-1926.

      Consultant editor McGraw-Hill Public Company, 1927-1928. Editor The Iron Age, 1930-1946, president, editorial director, 1939-1946. Vice president Chilton Company until November 1946.

      Director information Committee for Economics Development, 1947-1949, trustee, 1945-1954. Chairman business papers industry, 1943-1946. Retired 1950. Called to Washington, September 1917, to assist in organizing Ordnance Department.

      Major, United States Army, 1917-1918. Organized Army Ordnance Association, 1919. Chairman New York Business Publications Association, 1923-1924, president, 1924-1925.

      Guest of British government on tour of United Kingdom war plants, 1944.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    • Married Isabelle M. Stone, February 23, 1905. Children: John Herbert, Mistress.
    • father: Review John Cornelius Deventer
    • mother: Eliza Jane (King) Van Deventer
    • spouse: Isabelle M. Stone
    • children: John Herbert Deventer
    • Mrs Deventer
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    Died March 5, 1956
    (aged 74)