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Edward Alexander Roberts

Edward Alexander Roberts, American consultant engineer. Fellow I.E.E.E.; member Harvard Engineering Society (past president), American Transit Association.

Background

  • Roberts, Edward Alexander was born on June 14, 1893 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Son of John W. and Isabel (Alexander) Roberts.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science cum laude, Harvard, 1914. Research fellow University of Illinois, 1916-1917.

    Career

    • With Beeler Organisation, consultant engrs., 1917-1921. Consultant traffic expert New York Transit Commission, 1921-1922, chief transit bureau, 1923. General manager New York & Queens Company Railway Company, 1923-1932.

      General manager New York & Long Island Traction Company, 1924-1926, Long Island Electric Railway Company, 1924-1926. Member Fisk & Roberts, 1925-1941. President New York & Queens Transit Corporation, 1932-1940, Queens-Nassau Transit Lines, Inc., 1933-1942, Briarwood Business Company, 1934-1938.

      Transit consultant to transit corporation counsel New York City, since 1958. Construction engineering for numerous concerns, cities, specializing in passenger transportation Associate director, div. local transport Office Defense Transportation, 1942-1944, director highway passenger operations, 1944-1945. Vice chairman Young Men’s Christian Association, Flushing Professional engineer New York and Pennsylvania.

    Membership

    Fellow I.E.E.E.; member Harvard Engineering Society (past president), American Transit Association. Clubs: Harvard (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married Dorothy Murdock, June 26, 1919. Children: Edward, Elizabeth (Mistress.
    • father: John W. Roberts
    • mother: Isabel (Alexander) Roberts
    • spouse: Dorothy Murdock
    • children: Edward Roberts
    • Elizabeth (Mrs Roberts
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    Died April 9, 1965
    (aged 71)
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