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Robert Chester Allen

Robert Chester Allen, American mechanic engineer. Recipient citation technical advancements power engineering University of Wisconsin, 1960. Member special committee aircraft jet propulsion National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, 1941; Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Background

  • Allen, Robert Chester was born on July 16, 1889 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Son of Alden Josiah and Julia Frances (Allen).

  • Education

    • Educational public schools, Hartford. Honorary Doctor of Science, Marquette U., 1960.

    Career

    • With Terry Steam Turbine Company, Hartford, 1910-1915, assistant engineer, 1913-1915. With Westinghouse Electric Corporation, 1915-1931, manager large turbine engineering, 1926-1931. Manager engineering A.O. Smith Corporation, 1931-1934.

      Chief engineer Murray Iron Works, Burlington, Iowa, 1934-1936. With Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company, from 1936, senior engineering consultant advanced power concepts, nuclear power systems, from 1960.

    Membership

    Member special committee aircraft jet propulsion National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, 1941. Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

    Connections

    • Married Helen R. Kelley, July 2, 1932. Children: Julia Rita, Eileen Rose, Robert Chester.
    • father: Alden Josiah .
    • mother: Julia Frances (Allen).
    • spouse: Helen R. Kelley
    • children: Julia Rita Allen
    • Eileen Rose Allen
    • Robert Chester Allen
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