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Asa Columbus Baldwin

civil engineer.

Asa Columbus Baldwin, American civil engineer. Member bar District of Columbia and Alaska; member American Society of Civil Engineers, Beta Theta Pi.


Baldwin, Asa Columbus was born on June 21, 1887 in Austinburg, Ohio, United States. Son of Adelbert Mortimer and Florilla (Williams) Baldwin.


Bachelor of Arts, Western Reserve University, Cleveland, O., 1908. Student evenings law department George Washington University, 1910-1913.


Joined United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, 1909. Was field officer International Boundary Commission, establishing Alaska-Canada boundary, Mount St. Elias to Arctic Ocean, 1909-1913. Leader in ascent of Mount St. Elias, 1913.

Private engineering practice in Alaska, 1914-1917, and in Seattle and Alaska since 1920. West Coast representative Schlumberger Electrical Prospecting Methods of Paris since 1928. President Yellow Band Gold Mines, Inc., since 1938.

Managing engineer Indianola Land Company, 1928-1933. Geodetic engineer for International Boundary Commission under NRA, 1933-1934. Enlisted in Alaska for World War.

Entered O.T.C., Presidio, San Francisco, August 27, 1917. First lieutenant Infantry, November 27, 1917. Translations to Engineer Corps and assigned to 29th Engineers, United States Army.

Sent overseas, June 1918. Attached to General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Force, orientation officer for artillery, Argonne-Meuse battle. Honorary discharge April 26, 1919.


Member bar District of Columbia and Alaska. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Beta Theta Pi.


Married Louise Smith, December 8, 1917 (died May 6, 1933).; married second, Mistress. Children: Mortimer Wells, Frances Louise, Sylvia.

Adelbert Mortimer Baldwin

Florilla (Williams) Baldwin

Louise Smith


Mortimer Wells Baldwin

Frances Louise Baldwin

Sylvia Baldwin