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James Hartness

James Hartness, American governor. Awarded John Scott medal by board of directors of City Trusts of Philadelphia, 1921; Edward Longstreth Medal by Franklin Institute, Philadelphia. Member commission that represented United States Air Board at Inter-Allied Air Craft Standardization Conference, London and Paris; Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Royal Astronomical Society.

Background

  • Hartness, James was born on September 3, 1861 in Schenectady, New York, United States. Son of John Williams and Ursilla (Jackson) Hartness.

  • Education

    • Educated Cleveland public schools. Mechanical Engineering, University of Vermont, 1910. Master of Arts, Yale, 1914.

      Doctor of Laws, University of Vermont, 1921.

    Career

    • Successively, since 1890, superintendent, manager, president, Jones & Lamson Machine Company, Springfield, Vermont. Inventor and patentee of over 100 patents including Hartness flat turret lathe, Hartness automatic die, Turret equatorial telescope, Hartness screw thread comparator, etc. Chairman Committee of Public Safety, Vermont, war period, also federal food administrator for Vermont.

      Governor of Vermont, term 1921-1923.

    Membership

    Member commission that represented United States Air Board at Inter-Allied Air Craft Standardization Conference, London and Paris. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Royal Astronomical Society.

    Connections

    • Married Lena Sanford Pond, May 13, 1885. Children: Anna (Mistress.
    • father: John Williams Hartness
    • mother: Ursilla (Jackson) Hartness
    • spouse: Lena Sanford Pond
    • child: Anna (Mrs Hartness
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    Born September 3, 1861
    Died February 2, 1934
    (aged 72)
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