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Alfred Hutchinson Cowles

engineer

Alfred Hutchinson Cowles, American engineer. Awarded Elliott Cresson and John Scott Legacy medals, Franklin Institute, 1886; medal, Paris Exposition, 1889. With brother, Eugene H. Cowles, was a pioneer in electric smelting, beginning in 1884. Fellow American Institute Elec. Engrs, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Background

Cowles, Alfred Hutchinson was born on December 8, 1858 in Cleveland. Son of Edwin C. (founder and editor Cleveland Leader) and Elizabeth (Hutchinson) C.

Education

Ohio State University, 1875-1877. Cornell, 1877-1882.

Career

With brother Eugene H., organized, 1885, The Electric Smelting & Aluminum Company, president, since 1895. President Cowles Detergent Company, since 1923, Pecos Copper Company, 1902-1921. Vice president. Cleveland Leader Printing Company, 1898-1904.

Membership

Fellow American Institute Elec. Engrs, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Connections

Married Helen J. Wills, November 1906.

father:
Edwin C. Cowles

spouse:
Helen J. Wills