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Charles Gordon

Charles Gordon, American rail transportation executive, engineer. Served as engineering officer 276th Aero Squadron, United States Army, during World War.

Background

  • Gordon, Charles was born on May 5, 1890 in at Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of Samuel and Anna (Finsten) Gordon.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois, 1912.

    Career

    • Engineer of equipment, Chicago Surface Lines, 1912-1923. Western editor Electric Railway Journal, 1923-1926, editor, 1926-1929. Managing director American Electric Railway Association (now American Transit Association) since 1929.

      Secretary, director Transit Research Corporation since 1926.

    Religion

    Denomination: Protestant

    Membership

    Served as engineering officer 276th Aero Squadron, United States Army, during World War. Clubs: Uptown, Engineers (New York). Leader in modernization of local transportation.

    Connections

    • Married Rinda Morgan, November 29, 1912. Children: Sylvia Lucile, Charles Byron.
    • father: Samuel Gordon
    • mother: Anna (Finsten) Gordon
    • spouse: Rinda Morgan
    • children: Sylvia Lucile Gordon
    • Charles Byron Gordon
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    Born March 5, 1890
    Died March 3, 1945
    (aged 54)
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