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Harry David Hancock

Harry David Hancock, engineer, business executive. Recipient Distinguished Service award by American Gas Association, 1947. Member American Gas Association (past chairman).


  • Hancock, Harry David was born on April 22, 1890 in Higginsville, Missouri, United States. Son of David Henry and Betty Shelby (Moran) Hancock.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University of Missouri, 1912.


    • Junior engineer, Denver Gas & Electric Light Company, 1912. Engineer City Light and Water Company, Amarillo, Texas, 1913, Lincoln (Nebraska) Gas & Electric Light Company, 1914. General superintendent Bristol (Tennessee-Virginia) Gas & Electric Light Company and Watauga Power Company, 1915.

      Superintendent gas and ice departments City Light & Traction Company, Sedalia, Missouri, 1916. Gas efficiency engineer Henry L. Doherty & County, New York City, 1917-1919. Superintendent gas distribution department Empire Gas & Fuel Company, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 1920-1924.

      Chief engineer The Gas Service Company, Kansas City, Missoury, 1925-1926. Chief engineer or associate manager natural gas and natural gasolene division, Henry L. Doherty & Company, Cities Service County, New York City, 1927-1937. President and director Gas Advisers, Inc., 1938-1954, Cities Service Gas Company, 1956-1958.

      President, director Cities Service Gas Producing Company, 1956-1958.


    Member American Gas Association (past chairman).


    • Married Margaret Shewan Robertson, July 20, 1959.
    • father: David Henry Hancock
    • mother: Betty Shelby (Moran) Hancock
    • spouse: Margaret Shewan Robertson
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