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Claxton Edmonds Allen

electrical engineer

Claxton Edmonds Allen, American electrical engineer. Fellow American Institute of Elctrical Engineering; member Electric Light Association, St. Louis Elec. Board of Trade (president).


Allen, Claxton Edmonds was born on February 4, 1881 in Seven Islands, Virginia, United States. Son of George Hunt and Mollie (Edmonds) Allen.


Graduated from the high school, Covington, Virginia, 1897. Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineer, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1901.


Electrical apprentice with General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachusetts, 1901-1903, designing engineer and research work, Lynn, 1903-1907, commercial engineer and instructor of salesmen, at Schenectady, New York, 1907-1909. With Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company, successively manager transformer department, at East Pittsburgh, August-November 1909, assistant manager and manager supply department, New York City, until 1914, manager supply and Central Station departments, Chicago, 1914-1922, district manager, St. Louis, 1922-1930, vice president charge merchandising, 1930-1947. Vice president Commercial Electric Supply Company.

Director Electric Appliance Company, Columbia Electric Company Department fuel administrator of Illinois, World War.


Fellow American Institute of Elctrical Engineering. Member Electric Light Association, St. Louis Elec. Board of Trade (president).

Clubs: Noonday, Bellerive Country, Racquet.


Married Lydia Ann Kimbrough, April. Children: Claxton Edmonds, Lydia Ann (Mistress.

George Hunt Allen

Mollie (Edmonds) Allen

Lydia Ann Kimbrough

Claxton Edmonds Allen

Lydia Ann (Mrs Allen