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Allen Crosby Hardison

engineer , agriculturist

Allen Crosby Hardison, American engineer, agriculturist. member California State Commission on Agricultural Education, 1923-1924; member Executive Committee American Farm Bureau Federal, 1924-1926; member United States Chamber of Commerce (director 1934-1941; Member American Society Agricultural Engineers, American Institute Mining and Metall Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers; Mason.

Background

Hardison, Allen Crosby was born on April 22, 1869 in Caribou, Maine, United States. Son of Jacob and Elizabeth Adeline(Smiley) Hardison.

Education

Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Maine State College (now University of Maine), 1890, Civil Engineer, 1894, Doctor of Laws, 1930.

Career

In private engineering practice at Santa Paula, California, 1890-1896. Secretary Paula Water Works, 1893-1896. Assistant engineer and assistant manager Inca Mining Company, Santo Domingo, Peru, 1896-1901.

Manager Gladiator Mine, Arizona, 1901-1902. In private engineering practice, 1902-1904. In oil business, Kansas and Indian Ty., 1904-1907.

Vice president Santa Paula Water Works and Thermal Belt Mutual Water Company from 1907. Executive vice president Hardison Ranch Company, 1912-1947, president, manager, from 1947. President San Cayetano Mutual Water Company, 1913-1957.

President Santa Paula Citrus Fruit Association, 1951-1958, Limoneira Company, from 1950. Vice president Farmers Irrigation Company. President Santa Paula Savings & Loan Association, from 1951.

Vice president Exchange Lemon Products Company, 1936-1958, President of California Farm Bureau Federal, 1922-1924. Member California State Commission on Agricultural Education, 1923-1924. Member Executive Committee American Farm Bureau Federal, 1924-1926.

President California Taxpayer’s Association 1926-1954. Vice-chairman California State Board Agriculture,1929-1939. Member United States Chamber of Commerce (director 1934-1941.

Chairman Agricultural committee 1935-1936).

Membership

Member California State Commission on Agricultural Education, 1923-1924. Member Executive Committee American Farm Bureau Federal, 1924-1926. Member United States Chamber of Commerce (director 1934-1941.

Member American Society Agricultural Engineers, American Institute Mining and Metall Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers. Mason.; Clubs: University (Los Angeles).

Connections

Married to Cora L. Crane, December 13, 1892. Children: Helen (deceased), Warren E., Ernest D., Ruth (deceased), Louise (Mistress.

father:
Jacob Hardison

mother:
Elizabeth Adeline(Smiley) Hardison

spouse:
to Cora L. Crane

children:
Helen Hardison (deceased)

Warren E. Hardison

Ernest D. Hardison

Ruth Hardison (deceased)

Louise (Mrs Hardison