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Henry Beckwith Taliaferro

Henry Beckwith Taliaferro, American government official. Decorated Legion of Merit, Commendation Ribbon, Unit Citation, Victory Medal. Registered profile engineer, California. Served as seaman 2d class to ensign, United States Navy, 1923-1930, commander, 1942-1947, retired as captain, 1947; Member American Institute of Elctrical Engineering, C.I.G.R.E.; Club: Commonwealth.

Background

  • Taliaferro, Henry Beckwith was born on July 15, 1904 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Henry Addison and Sarah (Ashlin) Taliaferro.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1928.

    Career

    • Served as seaman 2d class to ensign, United States Navy, 1923-1930, commander, 1942-1947, retired as captain, 1947. Design and test engineer General Electric Company, 1930-1931. Staff of vice-president and chief engineer Potomac Electric Power Company, 1931-1935.

      Electrical engineer El Segondo and Richmond Refineries, Standard Oil Corporation of California, 1935-1937. Electrical engineer construction and operation government of District of Columbia, 1937-1939. Electrical engineer substation and transmission line construction Bonneville Power Administrator, 1939-1941, assistant to administrator, Washington, 1941-1942.

      Electrical engineer, power manager United States Bureau Reclamation, Sacramento, 1947-1951, assistant director power utilization, Washington, 1951-1952, director, 1952-1956. Director of power utilization Power Authority State of New York, since 1956.

    Membership

    Served as seaman 2d class to ensign, United States Navy, 1923-1930, commander, 1942-1947, retired as captain, 1947. Member American Institute of Elctrical Engineering, C.I.G.R.E. Club: Commonwealth.

    Connections

    • Married Dorothy Tower Butts, June 7, 1928.
    • father: Henry Addison Taliaferro
    • mother: Sarah (Ashlin) Taliaferro
    • spouse: Dorothy Tower Butts
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    Born July 15, 1904
    Died November 5, 1958
    (aged 54)
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