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Embury Asbury Hitchcock

engineer , educator.

Embury Asbury Hitchcock, American engineer, educator. member of faculty, Ohio State University, 1893-1912; Member American Society Engineering Education (vice president 1929-1930), National Society Professional Engineers, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Scabbard and Blade, Triangle. Chairman engineering section Association Land-Grant Colleges, 1925-1926; member of national council Boy Scouts America, 1937-1945.

Background

Hitchcock, Embury Asbury was born on June 26, 1866 in Henrietta, New York, United States. Son of Julius Charles and Finett Rosett (Potter) Hitchcock.

Education

Student Syracuse University, 1885. Mechanical Engineering, Cornell Univercity, 1890.

Career

Designer Corliss Steam Engine Company, Providence, Rhode Island, 1890-1893. Member of faculty, Ohio State University, 1893-1912. Engineer with E. W. Clark Company Management Corporation, 1912-1919.

Vice president Bailey Meter Company, Cleveland, O., 1919-1920. Dean College of Engineering, Ohio State University, 1920-1936, dean emeritus since 1936. Represented Appalachian Power Company at First World Power Conference, London, 1924.

Works

  • Author: My First Fifty Years in Engineering. Conducted first complete heat balance tests of locomotives on road.

Religion

The life with Christ is not only to live in the atmosphere of your local church. God made his children creative, productive, and therefore able to make the whole world a better place.

Politics

Church should be involved into political life by organizing delegations to party conferences.

Views

In a society where self-interest, acquisitiveness and individual happiness are often seen as the over-riding interests, the Church, and Christians within it, are called to witness meanings, values and purposes beyond ourselves.

Membership

Member of faculty, Ohio State University, 1893-1912. Member American Society Engineering Education (vice president 1929-1930), National Society Professional Engineers, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Scabbard and Blade, Triangle. Chairman engineering section Association Land-Grant Colleges, 1925-1926.

Member of national council Boy Scouts America, 1937-1945.

Connections

Married Hattie Isabel Mortimore, July 7, 1896 (died 1933).; married second, Florence Estelle Mortimore, April. Children: Isabelle, Mortimore, Harriett.

father:
Julius Charles Hitchcock

mother:
Finett Rosett (Potter) Hitchcock

spouses:
Hattie Isabel Mortimore

Florence Estelle Mortimore

children:
Isabelle Hitchcock

Mortimore Hitchcock

Harriett Hitchcock