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Edward Alexander Roberts

consultant engineer.

Edward Alexander Roberts, American consultant engineer. Fellow I.E.E.E.; member Harvard Engineering Society (past president), American Transit Association.

Background

Roberts, Edward Alexander was born on June 14, 1893 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Son of John W. and Isabel (Alexander) Roberts.

Education

Bachelor of Science cum laude, Harvard, 1914. Research fellow University of Illinois, 1916-1917.

Career

With Beeler Organisation, consultant engrs., 1917-1921. Consultant traffic expert New York Transit Commission, 1921-1922, chief transit bureau, 1923. General manager New York & Queens Company Railway Company, 1923-1932.

General manager New York & Long Island Traction Company, 1924-1926, Long Island Electric Railway Company, 1924-1926. Member Fisk & Roberts, 1925-1941. President New York & Queens Transit Corporation, 1932-1940, Queens-Nassau Transit Lines, Inc., 1933-1942, Briarwood Business Company, 1934-1938.

Transit consultant to transit corporation counsel New York City, since 1958. Construction engineering for numerous concerns, cities, specializing in passenger transportation Associate director, div. local transport Office Defense Transportation, 1942-1944, director highway passenger operations, 1944-1945. Vice chairman Young Men’s Christian Association, Flushing Professional engineer New York and Pennsylvania.

Membership

Fellow I.E.E.E.; member Harvard Engineering Society (past president), American Transit Association. Clubs: Harvard (New York City).

Connections

Married Dorothy Murdock, June 26, 1919. Children: Edward, Elizabeth (Mistress.

father:
John W. Roberts

mother:
Isabel (Alexander) Roberts

spouse:
Dorothy Murdock

children:
Edward Roberts

Elizabeth (Mrs Roberts