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James H. Griffin

James H. Griffin, American engineer. Served as captain 5th United States Engineers, 1917-1918; Member American Association Engineers (national president, 1931-1932), American Society of Civil Engineers, Society American Military Engineers (president, New York City post), American Legion (post commander), Phi Gamma Delta.

Background

  • Griffin, James H. was born on September 3, 1889 in Fort Edward, New York, United States. Son of James J. and Sarah (Stevens) Griffin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Engineering, Union College, 1912.

    Career

    • Mistress Robert J. O’Connell). Surveyor and field engineer, barge canal department State of New York, Waterford, 1912-1913. With Public Service Commission, 1st district, State New York, and successor bodies, Transit Commission and Board Transportation, City of New York, since 1913, junior engineer, 1913-1917, assistant engineer, 1917-1939, division engineer, 1939-1945, deputy chief engineer, 1945. chief engineer, since 1945.

    Membership

    Served as captain 5th United States Engineers, 1917-1918. Member American Association Engineers (national president, 1931-1932), American Society of Civil Engineers, Society American Military Engineers (president, New York City post), American Legion (post commander), Phi Gamma Delta. Clubs: The Engineers, New York Railroad.

    Connections

    • Married Dorothy Van Valkenburgh, May 25, 1918.
    • father: James J. Griffin
    • mother: Sarah (Stevens) Griffin
    • spouse: Dorothy Van Valkenburgh
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    Born September 3, 1889
    Died September 17, 1955
    (aged 66)
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