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Naval officer

Charles Wellman Parks, American naval officer. Served as chief engineer Denver, Memphis & Atlantic Railway, and electrical engineer Elec. Manufacturing Company, Troy, New York; Served with Bureau Yards and Docks, Navy Department, Spanish-American War, 1898.

Background

Parks, Charles Wellman was born on March 22, 1863 in Woburn, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Granville and Elizabeth A. Parks.

Education

C.E., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1884. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia Law School, 1899. Doctor of Laws, George Washington University, 1921.

Career

Served as chief engineer Denver, Memphis & Atlantic Railway, and electrical engineer Elec. Manufacturing Company, Troy, New York. Head department of physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 9 years Commissioned civil engineer United States Navy, rank of ensign, July 19, 1897.

Promoted through grades to rear admiral, January 11, 1918. Retired December, 1921.

Membership

Served as chief engineer Denver, Memphis & Atlantic Railway, and electrical engineer Elec. Manufacturing Company, Troy, New York. Served with Bureau Yards and Docks, Navy Department, Spanish-American War, 1898.

Connections

Married Miss M. B. Frear, April.

father:
Granville Parks

mother:
Elizabeth A. Parks

spouse:
Miss M. B. Frear