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Earle Steele Mac Pherson

Earle Steele Mac Pherson, American engineer, motor vehicle manufacturer executive. Served as captain, A.S., American Expeditionary Force, 1917-1919; Member Society Automotive Engineers, Inc., Engineering Society of Detroit, Coordinating Research Council, Inc., Phi Delta Theta, Tau Beta Pi.; Mason.

Background

  • Pherson, Earle Steele Mac was born on July 6, 1891 in Highland Park, Illinois, United States. Son of Arthur Grant and Emma (Eckhardt) Mac Pherson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Mech. Engineering, University Illinois, 1915.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Sandra Lucille. Experimental laboratory engineer Chalmers Motor Company, 1915-1917. Assistant chief engineer Liberty Motor Car Corporation, 1919-1922.

      Design engineer, assistant chief engineer Hupp Motor Car Company, 1930-1934. Assistant to vice president engineering, chief engineer Chevrolet-Cleveland, chief engineer product study 6, General Motors Corporation, 1935-1947 (all Detroit). Executive engineer Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, 1947-1949, chief engineer, 1949-1952, vice president engineering, member administration committee, since 1952.

    Membership

    Served as captain, A.S., American Expeditionary Force, 1917-1919. Member Society Automotive Engineers, Inc., Engineering Society of Detroit, Coordinating Research Council, Inc., Phi Delta Theta, Tau Beta Pi. Mason.; Clubs: Detroit Athletic.

    Connections

    • Married Florence Lucille Jones, March 11, 1941.
    • father: Arthur Grant Pherson
    • mother: Emma (Eckhardt) Mac Pherson
    • spouse: Florence Lucille Jones
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    Died January 28, 1960
    (aged 68)
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