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Harry Ratrie

Harry Ratrie, American construction executive.


  • Ratrie, Harry was born on September 16, 1922 in Baltimore. Son of Harry and Mary (Feast) Ratrie.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Virginia Military Institute, 1947. Student, Harvard University, 1943. Student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1943.

      Student, University Baltimore, 1953.


    • Project designer Whitman, Requardt & Associates, Baltimore, 1947-1949. Executive vice president Drummond & Company, 1949-1963. President Ratrie, Robbins & Schweizer, 1963-1986, chief executive officer, since 1986.

      Board directors Chesapeake Cadillac Company, Goodrich Organization, Frank L. Whitcomb Construction Company. Chairman board National Center Asphalt Technology Auburn University.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Lutheran


    Trustee various funds Operating Engineers Local 37. Board directors pension and vacation funds Laborers District Council Baltimore. Active Loyola College of Maryland.

    Fundraiser National Jewish Hospital Denver, National Conference Christians and Jews. Member National Asphalt Pavement Association (board directors, chairman National Institute Asphalt Technology, member bonding and insurance committee), National Construction Industry Council (policy committee), Maryland Asphalt Association (past president, board directors), Maryland Highways Contractors Association, Inc. (past president, board directors), Baltimore County Highway Contractors Association (past president).

    Clubs: Baltimore Country. Hillendale Country. Lodges: Rotary.


    • Married Dahlia Jean Burgess, June 17, 1966. Children: Harry III, Michael, Tom Matthew. Stepchildren: Sheila Pinsch, Deborah Burgess, Pamela Marquess.
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    Born September 16, 1922
    • 1947
      Virginia Military Institute
    • 1943
      Harvard University
    • 1943
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • 1953
      University Baltimore
    • 1947 - 1949
      Project designer, s
      Baltimore, Maryland, United States
    • 1947 - 1949
      Requardt & Associate, s
      Baltimore, Maryland, United States
    • 1949 - 1963
      executive, vice president Drummond & Company
    • 1963 - 1986
      president, Ratrie
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