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Elon Huntington Hooker

civil engineer

Elon Huntington Hooker, American civil engineer. member private commission inspecting Panama and Nicaragua Canal routes, 1898; member National Industrial Conference Board (Executive Committee). Trustee University of Rochester. Chairman American Defense Society; member Roosevelt Memorial Association (Executive Committee). Baptist.

Background

Hooker, Elon Huntington was born on November 23, 1869 in Rochester, New York, United States. Son of Horace B. and Susan (Huntington) Hooker.

Education

Direct descendant of Thomas Hooker, founder, at Hartford, of the Colony of Connecticut, 1638. Bachelor of Arts, University of Rochester, 1891, A.M., 1894. C.E., Cornell Univercity, 1894, Doctor of Philosophy., 1896 (European fellowship).

Post-graduate work Zürich (Switzerland) Polytechnicum, École des Ponts et Chaussees, Paris.

Career

Engineering work, 1888-1898. Member private commission inspecting Panama and Nicaragua Canal routes, 1898. Deputy superintendent public works, New York, under Governor Roosevelt, 1899-1900, under Governor Odell, 1901.

Resigned, 1901, to engage in timber, mining and railroad enterprises in the Southwest. Organizer and president Hooker Electrochemical Company (Niagara Falls and Tacoma). President Manufacturing Chemists’ Association of the United States, 1923, 24, 25.

Chairman, former president and director Research Corporation. Member National Industrial Conference Board (Executive Committee). Trustee University of Rochester.

Chairman American Defense Society. Treasurer Progressive National Committee, 1912, also chairman finance committee, 1913. Member Roosevelt Memorial Association (Executive Committee).

Membership

Member private commission inspecting Panama and Nicaragua Canal routes, 1898. Member National Industrial Conference Board (Executive Committee). Trustee University of Rochester.

Chairman American Defense Society. Member Roosevelt Memorial Association (Executive Committee).

Connections

Married Blanche Ferry, January 25, 1901.

father:
Horace B. Hooker

mother:
Susan (Huntington) Hooker

spouse:
Blanche Ferry