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Charles Gordon

rail transportation executive , engineer.

Charles Gordon, American rail transportation executive, engineer. Served as engineering officer 276th Aero Squadron, United States Army, during World War.

Background

Gordon, Charles was born on May 5, 1890 in at Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of Samuel and Anna (Finsten) Gordon.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois, 1912.

Career

Engineer of equipment, Chicago Surface Lines, 1912-1923. Western editor Electric Railway Journal, 1923-1926, editor, 1926-1929. Managing director American Electric Railway Association (now American Transit Association) since 1929.

Secretary, director Transit Research Corporation since 1926.

Membership

Served as engineering officer 276th Aero Squadron, United States Army, during World War. Clubs: Uptown, Engineers (New York). Leader in modernization of local transportation.

Connections

Married Rinda Morgan, November 29, 1912. Children: Sylvia Lucile, Charles Byron.

father:
Samuel Gordon

mother:
Anna (Finsten) Gordon

spouse:
Rinda Morgan

children:
Sylvia Lucile Gordon

Charles Byron Gordon