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Charles William Henderson

mining engineer.

Charles William Henderson, American mining engineer.


Henderson, Charles William was born on September 10, 1885 in Valley City, North Dakota, United States. Son of David and Jane Louise (Morton) Henderson.


Bachelor of Arts, in geology, and mining, Stanford University, California, 1910. Doctor of Science, Colorado School of All Mines, 1930. Unmarried, Statistical and geological work, San Francisco, 1907-1908, in charge, Denver, 1908-1925, United States Geological Survey.

In charge Denver office economic branch United States bureau of Mines, 1925-1935. Supervising engineer of field offices, mineral production and economics div., United States bureau of Mines, since 1935, acting assistant to director, bureau, February 5-April 18, 1940. Cons. engineer United States Geological Survey on Colorado Coöp.

Geological Survey since 1925. Chairman Colorado section 16th International Geological Congress, 1932-1933. Vice president Colorado Engineering Council, 1932-1934.

Advisor on copper, lead and zinc codes, NRA, 1933-1934. Member sub-commission on mineral advisory committee, Army and Navy Munitions Board, 1939-1940. American Association for Advancement of Science.

Member Association Petroleum Geologists, American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers (ex-secretary and chairman Colorado section), Mining and Metallurgical Society of America, Colorado Scientific Society (president 1931-1943), Teknik Club (Denver), Sigma Xi, Phi Gamma Delta, Sigma Gamma Epsilon.


  • Author: History of Mining in Colorado (United States Geological Survey). Gold and Silver American Year Book, 1928-1936. History, and Influence of Mining in the Western United States, Lindgren volunteer (A.I.M.M.E.), 1933.

    Author of ann reports on mineral resources (United States Geological Survey and bureau of Mines), 1908-1943. Also articles in mining journals and University of Oregon 1908-1943. Also articles in mining journals and University of Oregon Bulletin.


Clubs: University (Denver, Washington, District of Columbia), Phi Gamma Delta (New York).


David Henderson

Jane Louise (Morton) Henderson