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Frank Sherman Washburn

engineer

Frank Sherman Washburn, American engineer.

Background

Washburn, Frank Sherman was born on December 8, 1860 in Centralia, Illinois, United States. Son of Elmer and Elizabeth Jane (Knight) Washburn.

Education

C.E., Cornell, 1883; post-graduate work in history and political science, 1885.

Career

Engineer of bridges, C.&N.W. R.R., 1885-1888. Superintendent and manager Union Stock Yard & Transit Company, Chicago, 1889. Contracting and construction engineering at New York City, 1890-1900.

Southern enterprises, 1900-1910. President American Cyanamid Company, chemicals (New York), Air Nitrates Corporation (New York), Goodham Manufacturing Company (Chicago). In charge engineering, construction and operation of 3 government plants for converting air into nitrates, during World War I.

Connections

Married Irene May Russell, December 3, 1890.

father:
Elmer Washburn

mother:
Elizabeth Jane (Knight) Washburn

spouse:
Irene May Russell