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George Heisler Bucher

George Heisler Bucher, American manufacturer executive. Member American Institute Elec. Engineers, American Society Mech. Engineers, Tau Beta Pi.

Background

  • Bucher, George Heisler was born on July 24, 1888 in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John Beard and Hannah (Heisler) Bucher.

  • Education

    • Graduate Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, 1909. Electrical Engineer, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1943. Doctor of Engineering (honorary), Pratt Institute Brooklyn, 1956.

    Career

    • R. Worthy, Junior), George David. Graduate engineering student Westinghouse Company, East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1909-1911. Export department of Westinghouse Company (from 1915 Westinghouse Electric International Company), New York, 1911-1920, assistant to general manager, 1920-1921, assistant general manager, 1921-1932, vice-president and general manager, 1932-1934, president and general manager, 1934-1936, president, 1936-1944, chairman board since 1944.

      Vice president and Eastern District manager Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing County, New York, 1935-1936, executive vice president, Pittsburgh, 1936-1938, director from 1937, president, 1938-1946 (name changed to Westinghouse Electric Corporation, 1945), vice chairman board, 1946-1951, member executive committee from 1946. Director of Canadian Westinghouse Company, Ltd., Peoples 1st National Bank and Trust Company.

    Membership

    Member American Institute Elec. Engineers, American Society Mech. Engineers, Tau Beta Pi.

    Clubs: University, Duquesne (Pittsburgh), Wall Street (New York.

    Connections

    • Married Bertha I. Rhoads, December 26, 1911. Children: Martha Elizabeth (Mistress.
    • father: John Beard Bucher
    • mother: Hannah (Heisler) Bucher
    • spouse: Bertha I. Rhoads
    • child: Martha Elizabeth (Mrs Bucher
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