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Alfred Henderson Mcdowell

utility executive

Alfred Henderson Mcdowell, American utility executive.


Mcdowell, Alfred Henderson was born on July 21, 1907 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Son of Alfred Henderson and Inez (Brown) Mcdowell.


Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Virginia Military Institute, 1928.


Engineering department Virginia Electric & Power Company, Richmond, 1928-1932, Williamsburg, 1932-1935, superintendent distribution, 1935-1941, assistant to general manager electrical department, Richmond, 1941-1943, executive assistant to president, 1946-1953, district manager, division manager, 1953-1956, system operating manager, 1956-1958, president, director, since 1958, chief Executive officer, since 1964. Director, member finance committee 1st and Merchants. National Bank, Richmond.

Trustee Keep Virginia Beautiful, Richmond Foundation Indiana Colls. Board directors Central Virginia Ednl. television Corporation, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Industrial Development Corporation, Richmond Memorial Hospital. Member steering committee Public Utilities Information Program.


Member steering committee Public Utilities Information Program. Served as Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1943-1946. Member Carolinas-Virginia Nuclear Power Associates (vice-president, director), Southeastern Electric Exchange (vice-president, director), Edison Elec.

Institute (director), Public Utilities Association Virginia (Executive Committee), National Association Elec. Companies (director), Elec. Heating Association Inc.

(director), Virginia, Richmond chambers commerce, Virginia Industrialization Group, Newcomen Society, Society Virginia Creepers, Navy League United States. Clubs: Rotary, Commonwealth, Forum, Downtown (Richmond).


Married Katherine Elizabeth White, July 22, 1936. Children: Katherine Higgins, Dorothy Henderson.

Alfred Henderson Mcdowell

Inez (Brown) Mcdowell

Katherine Elizabeth White

Katherine Higgins Mcdowell

Dorothy Henderson Mcdowell