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Frank Clinton Wight

Frank Clinton Wight, American editor, engineer. member of the board of directors American Construction Council; member Hoover National Conference on Street and Highway Safety, 1924-1925.

Background

  • Wight, Frank Clinton was born on February 26, 1882 in Washington, District of Columbia. Son of George Ambrose and Ida (Morgan) Wight.

  • Education

    • Student Columbian (now George Washington University, 1899-1901. C.E., Cornell Univercity, 1904.

    Career

    • With Library of Congress, 1898-1901. In employ surveyor’s office, District of Columbia, 1902, 03. Assistant to engineer of bridges, District of Columbia, 1904-1907.

      Associate editor Engineering News, New York, 1907-1912, managing editor, 1912-1917. With Engineering News-Record, since 1917, editor, since 1924.

    Works

    • Editorial Conference New York Business Publishers’ Association, 1925-1926. Universalist. Contributor to American International Encyclopedia, Nelson’s Loose-Leaf Encyclopedia, American Year Book.

    Membership

    Member of the board of directors American Construction Council. Member Hoover National Conference on Street and Highway Safety, 1924-1925.

    Connections

    • Married Julia Theodora Welles, October 5, 1911. Children: Barbara, John Welles, Shirley, Richard Morgan.
    • father: George Ambrose Wight
    • mother: Ida (Morgan) Wight
    • spouse: Julia Theodora Welles
    • children: Barbara Wight
    • John Welles Wight
    • Shirley Wight
    • Richard Morgan Wight
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    Born February 26, 1882
    Died September, 1927
    (aged 45)
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