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Jesse Gurney Vincent

Jesse Gurney Vincent, American mechanic engineer. member Joint Army and Navy Technology Aircraft Board, 1918; Member Society Automotive Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Background

  • Vincent, Jesse Gurney was born on February 10, 1880 in Charleston, Arkansas, United States. Son of Joseph M. and Nellie (Gurney) Vincent.

  • Education

    • Educated public schools and I.C.S. Honorary M. Engineering, University Michigan, 1929.

    Career

    • Machinist and toolmaker, St. Louis, 1898-1902. Superintendent inventions Burroughs Adding Machine Company, Detroit, 1903-1910. Chief engineer Hudson Motor Car Company, 1910-1912.

      Vice president engineering, Packard Motor Car corporation since 1912. Commissioned major United States Signal Corps, 1917. Lieutenant colonel, 1918.

      Colonel S.O.R.C., 1919. Built experimental station at McCook Field, later in change airplane engineer department, Dayton, O. Appointed chief Airplane Engineering Division, Bureau Aircraft Production, 1918, title of chief of engineering.

      Member Joint Army and Navy Technology Aircraft Board, 1918. Co-designer of Liberty Aircraft Engine. Director American Standards Association to representative Auto Manufacturers Association.

    Membership

    Member Joint Army and Navy Technology Aircraft Board, 1918. Member Society Automotive Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Clubs: Detroit Athletic, Detroit Automobile, Detroit Country.

    Connections

    • Married Clarinda Blood, October 2, 1902 (died 1943). Married second, Rachel M. Hawes.
    • father: Joseph M. Vincent
    • mother: Nellie (Gurney) Vincent
    • spouses: Clarinda Blood
    • Rachel M. Hawes.
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    Born February 10, 1880
    Died April, 1962
    (aged 82)
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