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Roy Frederic Bessey

Roy Frederic Bessey, American government official. Member advising committee on economics policy Democratic Advisory Council; Served with C.E., Advertising Educational Foundation, United States Army, 1918-1919. Trustee Portland Art Association, 1944-1952, from 1960.; Member American Society of Civil Engineers, National Planning Association, American Political Science Association; Club: Portland City.

Background

  • Bessey, Roy Frederic was born on September 30, 1889 in Brooklyn. Son of Samuel Emery and Caroline (Cahoone) Bessey.

  • Education

    • Student evenings Northeastern U., 1909-1911, Columbia, 1927-1928, New York University, 1928-1929.

    Career

    • Engring, designer Isthmian Canal Commission, Panama Canal, 1911-1915. Junior engineer United States Reclamation Service, 1915. Design, construction Nichols Copper Company, 1916.

      Assistant manager a program div., bureau yards and docks Navy Department, 1916-1925, designing engineer, 1932-1933. Construction engineering port. waterway, terminal construction with George W. Goethals, Inc., Moores & Dunford, Inc., John Stewart, also vice president Frederic R. Harris, Inc., 1925-1932. Engineer National Park Service, 1933.

      Regional inspector Federal Emergency Administration Public Works, 1933. Executive officer Pacific N.W. Regional Planning Commission, also regional officer National Resources Planning Board, 1934-1943. Special advisor to administrator Bonneville Power Administration, 1943-1946.

      Acting deputy director China office United Nations R.R.A., 1945. Director, chairman Pacific N.W. field committee, office of secretary Department Interior, 1946-1953. Consultant United Nations Technology Assistance Administration, part-time 1952-1954.

      Resources for Future, Inc., National Hells Canyon Association, United States.H.R. Government Operations Committee. Visiting professor political science U. Oregon, 1960. Consultant Department Interior, Department Health, Edition and Welfare, Commerce.

    Religion

    Denomination: Unitarian

    Membership

    Member advising committee on economics policy Democratic Advisory Council. Served with C.E., Advertising Educational Foundation, United States Army, 1918-1919. Trustee Portland Art Association, 1944-1952, from 1960.

    Member American Society of Civil Engineers, National Planning Association, American Political Science Association. Club: Portland City.

    Connections

    • Married Louise Dorothea Barnes, May 14, 1914.; married second Mary Glenna Fisher, October 20, 1945. Children: Carolyn (Mistress.
    • father: Samuel Emery Bessey
    • 1st wife: Louise Dorothea Barnes - May 14, 1914
    • Daughter: Carolyn (Mrs. West)
    • 2nd wife: Glenna Fisher - Oct. 20, 1945.
    • Daughter: Janet (wife Dr. Monroe Epstein)
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    Born September 30, 1889
    Died July 28, 1980
    (aged 90)
    • 1911 - 1919
      Engineering Designer, Isthmian Canal Commission, Panama
    • 1915 - 1934
      Engineer and official with various private firms and government agencies
    • 1934 - 1943
      Executive Officer,, Pacific Northwest Regional Planning Commission, and Regional Officer, Natural Resources Planning Board
    • 1943 - 1946
      Special Advisor to Administrator, Bonneville Power Administration
    • 1946 - 1953
      Executive Director and Chairman, Pacific Northwest Field Committee, Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior
    • 1953 - 1980
      Consultant for United Nations, Department of the Interior, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, and other agencies

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      • Department of the Interior, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, and other agencies
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