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Calvin Winsor Rice


Calvin Winsor Rice, American engineer. Awarded medal of honor from Verein deutscher Ingenieure, presented at its 50th anniversary, Cologne, 1931, “in appreciation of services to technical-scientific achievement, particularly in promoting mutual international interests of engrs. of entire world.”.


Rice, Calvin Winsor was born on November 4, 1868 in Winchester, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Edward Hyde and Lucy J. (Staples) Rice.


Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1890. Doctor Engineering, Technology Hochschule, Darmstadt.


Engineer of the power and mining department, until 1895 when he was appointed local engineer at Cincinnati for same company. Electrical superintendent Silver Lake Mines, Colorado, 1895-1896. Later construction engineering Anaconda Copper Mining Company.

Electrical engineer Kings Company Electric Light & Power Company, Brooklyn, 1898, and soon after electrical engineer Consolidated Telegraph & Elec. Subway Company, owning and operating the high-tension subways of New York. Also chief of meter and testing department New York Edison Company.

2d vice-president and sales manager Nernst Lamp Company, 1903. Consulting engineer General Electric Company, 1904-1906.


Member Jury of Awards, San Francisco Exposition, 1915. Secretary American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1906. Member Corporation of Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Member American Committee, World Power Conference.


Married Ellen M. Weibezahn, August 6, 1904. Children: Edward Winslow, Marjorie C. With Thomson-Houston Electric Company.

Edward Hyde Rice

Lucy J. (Staples) Rice

Ellen M. Weibezahn

Edward Winslow Rice

Marjorie C. With Thomson-Houston Electric Co Rice