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Downie Davidson Muir

mining engineer

Downie Davidson Muir, American mining engineer. Member President’s Economic Committee, 1932.

Background

Muir, Downie Davidson was born on January 1, 1884 in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. Son of Downie Davidson and Armista (Wilson) Muir.

Education

Engineer of Mines, Columbia, 1906.

Career

Began as mucker, 1906. Superintendent Combination Fraction Mine, Goldfield, Nevada, 1908-1909. With United States Smelting, Refining & Mining Company, Salt Lake City, Utah, since 1910, in exploration department, 1910-1916, manager zinc smelters and mines, Missouri, 1917-1918, manager mines, Salt Lake City, 1919-1922, general manager Utah district, 1922-1924, vice-president and general manager in charge western operations, since 1924.

Vice president in charge of western operations United States Smelting, Refining and Mining Company, March since 1934. Vice-president and general manager United States Fuel Company, 1924-1935, president, since 1935.

Membership

Member President’s Economic Committee, 1932.

Connections

Married Jewel Balfour, September 24, 1908. Children: Milene Balfour, Downie Davidson 3d.

father:
Downie Davidson Muir

mother:
Armista (Wilson) Muir

spouse:
Jewel Balfour

children:
Milene Balfour Muir

Downie Davidson 3d Muir