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Philip Danforth Wilson

Philip Danforth Wilson, American mining engineer. Member Mining and Metallurgical Society America, American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Society Economic Geologists Council on Foreign Relations, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Psi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Wilson, Philip Danforth was born on February 22, 1888 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of William Rowley and Nettie Louise (Danforth) Wilson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Princeton, 1909. Engineer of Mines, School of Mines (Columbia), 1911.

    Career

    • Connected with the Phelps Dodge Corporation, Douglas, Arizona, later with Transvaal Copper Mining Company, Sonora, Mexico, and the Shattuck Arizona Copper Company, Bisbee, Arizona, 1911-1913. Geologist and chief geologist Calumet & Arizona Mining Company, Warren, Arizona, 1914-1924. Mining engineer and geologist with American Metal Company, Ltd., in S. America, South Africa, Europe, Cuba, Mexico and New York City, and general manager subsidiaries in Chile and South Africa, 1925-1933.

      Vice president Pardners Mines Corporation, 1934-1942. On War Production Board, chief produced, director Aluminum and Magnesium Division, vice chairman for metals and minerals, 1941-1945. Consultant mining engineer, Lehman Brothers and Lehman Corporation, 1946-1951.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member Mining and Metallurgical Society America, American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Society Economic Geologists Council on Foreign Relations, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Psi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: University, Mining, Downtown Association (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married Virginia Greenway Albert, January 8, 1915.; married second, Cornelia Reid, September 16, 1940. Children: Danforth, Virginia Greenway.
    • father: William Rowley Wilson
    • mother: Nettie Louise (Danforth) Wilson
    • spouses: Virginia Greenway Albert
    • Cornelia Reid
    • children: Danforth Wilson
    • Virginia Greenway Wilson
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