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Francis Hector Clergue

electrical engineer.

Francis Hector Clergue, American electrical engineer.

Background

Clergue, Francis Hector was born on May 28, 1856 in Bangor, Maine, United States. Son of Joseph H. and Frances (Lombard) Clergue.

Education

Educated University of Maine. Unmarried.

Career

Admitted to Maine bar, 1877, and later to Supreme Court of the United States Engaged in manufacturing and hydraulic engineering, 1880. In 1894 as president Lake Superior Power Company, Algoma Steel Company, and Algoma Central Railway, began development of the hydraulic power of the falls of St. Mary at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and Ontario, and the construction and operation there of various factories and transportation lines, comprising blast furnaces, steel rolling mills, iron mines, pulp mills, steamship lines, the Algoma Central Railway, and Algoma Eastern Railway.

Connections

father:
Joseph H. Clergue

mother:
Frances (Lombard) Clergue