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Allan Wade Dow

chemical engineer

Allan Wade Dow, American chemical engineer. member firm Dow & Smith, cons; member American Chem.


Dow, Allan Wade was born on August 24, 1866 in New York, New York, United States. Son of Captain John Melmoth and Elizabeth K. (Allan) Dow.


Educated private school. Bachelor of Philosophy, School of Mines, Columbia, 1888.


Chemist, Barber Asphalt Paving Company, 1889-1894. Chemist to engineering department and inspector asphalt and cement for District of Columbia, 1894-1906. Member firm Dow & Smith, consultant engrs., specialists on road paving and paving materials, 1906-1932.

Construction engineering under name of A. W. Dow, Inc., same specialities, since 1932. Vice-president and chief engineer Colprovia Roads, Inc., 1935-1939. Past president Association Asphalt Paving Technologists.

Member American Chemical Society, International Society for Testing Materials, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Testing Materials. Home: Old Gulph Road, Bridgewater, Connecticut Office: 801 2d Avenue, New York:C. 17.


Member firm Dow & Smith, cons. Member American Chem.


Married Jessie Cecelia Frank, November 10, 1892. Children: F. Miriam, Allan W., John A. Assistant.

Captain John Melmoth Dow

Elizabeth K. (Allan) Dow

Jessie Cecelia Frank

F. Miriam Dow

Allan W. Dow

John A. Asst Dow