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Lester Herbert Graves

Lester Herbert Graves, American engineer, corporation executive. Fellow Illuminating Engineering Society (president 1930-1940); member Zeta Psi (trustee 1933-1934; Mason (Wilmete (Illinois) Lodge 931).


  • Graves, Lester Herbert was born on June 19, 1889 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Herbert George and Luella E. (Morse) Graves.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineer, University of Illinois, 1912.


    • 1 son, Lester Herbert. Married second, Marie B. Gundlach, June 17, 1950. Worked in repair shops, General Electric Company, Chicago, 1907-1908.

      With Curtis Lighting, Inc., Chicago, 1912. With Curtis Lighting, Inc., New York City, from 1912, vice president from 1936. Trustee Village of Pelham Manor, 1929-1933, mayor, 1933-1935.


    • Author articles, papers on lighting practice for Illuminating Engineering Society.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Fellow Illuminating Engineering Society (president 1930-1940). Member Zeta Psi (trustee 1933-1934. Mason (Wilmete (Illinois) Lodge 931).

    Clubs: Pelham Country (Pelham, New York.


    • Married Helena Mann, June 15, 1915 (deceased).; married second, Marie B. Gundlach, June 17, 1950.
    • father: Herbert George Graves
    • mother: Luella E. (Morse) Graves
    • spouses: Helena Mann
    • Marie B. Gundlach
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