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Charles Brockway Gibson

chemist , metallurgist , mining engineer.

Charles Brockway Gibson, American chemist, metallurgist, mining engineer. Mason (32°, Knights Templar, Shriner).; Member Writer’s Guild, Literature Guild.


Gibson, Charles Brockway was born on August 6, 1854 in Massena, New York, United States. Son of Otis and Chloe (Brockway) Gibson.


Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois, 1877. Doctor of Medicine College Physicians and Surgical same university, 1885. Student of University of Berlin, Royal Mining Academy, Royal Agricultural Academy, 1891-1893.


With Georgia Mariner and C. G. Wheeler, chemists, until 1882. Professor chemistry College of Physicians and Surgeons, Chicago, 1882-1890. Professor chemistry and metallurgy, Chicago College Dental Surgery, 1888-1896, and professor 1 year each at Hahnemann Medical College and Northwestern Dental College.

In Chicago since 1879. Has done much expert and legal work. Devoted attention principally to mining engineering and metallurgy since 1906.

Former member Vermont National Guard. Captain, acting major, Illinois National Guard. First lieutenant Medical R.C., United States of America, 1917.

Sanitary officer Fort Sheridan (Illinois) T.C. Served as First lieutenant and sanitary officer, American Red. Cross Commission in Greece and Bulgaria, 1918-1919.

Chemist United States Naval Ordnance Plant, Charleston, W. Virginia, 1919. Special commission to Germany, Chicago Exposition, 1891-1893.


  • Author: (brochures) Recovery of Poisons in the Presence of Organic Matter, 1883. Analysis of Urine for Clinical Indications, 1884. State University Ideals, 1896.

    Universal Military Training, 1915. Translator of Tuedorff’s Leitfaden zur Chemical Anal., 1896. Contributor papers on chemical and metallurgical topics.

    Has traveled widely in the United States, Canada Mexico, Europe and the Orient, and has written and lectured on subjects bearing on those countries.


Mason (32°, Knights Templar, Shriner). Member Writer’s Guild, Literature Guild.


Married Eva Katherine Clapp, June 29, 1891 (now deceased). Married second, Susie Irene Gibson, of Chester, Vermont. Children: Theodore Otis, Conrad Bradley.

Otis Gibson

Chloe (Brockway) Gibson

Eva Katherine Clapp

Susie Irene Gibson

Theodore Otis Gibson

Conrad Bradley Gibson