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Calvin Winsor Rice

engineer

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.”.

Background

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

Education

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

Career

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.

Membership

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.

Connections

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

father:
Edward Hyde Rice

mother:
Lucy J. (Staples) Rice

spouse:
Ellen M. Weibezahn

children:
Edward Winslow Rice

Marjorie C. With Thomson-Houston Electric Co Rice