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George Arthur Packard

mining engineer

George Arthur Packard, American mining engineer. Member Alumni Council Massachusetts Institute Technology; Member Mining and Metallurgical Society America, American Institute Mining Engineers (chairman mining methods commission on precious and rare metals, 1923-1929; member South African Chemical, Metallurgical and Mining Society.

Background

Packard, George Arthur was born on April 17, 1869 in Wakefield, Massachusetts, United States. Son of George and Marietta Fulton (Swain) Packard.

Education

Descendant Samuel Packard, Hingham, 1638, John Alden and other Mayflower pilgrims, 1620. Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1890.

Career

Chemist and superintendent copper smelting and leaching in Vermont and Arizona, 1890-1892. Superintendent Desloges Consolidated Lead Company, Missouri, 1893-1894. Installing cyanide process and superintendent gold and silver mines in Montana, Arizona, Utah and Colorado, 1895-1900.

Consulting mining engineer and metallurgist since 1900 (work covering N. and S. America). Manager Raven Copper Company, Butte, Montana, 1910-1913. Acting professor metallurgy, University of Missouri School of Mines, 1907.

Works

  • Contributor to technical press and journals of technical societies Contributor to technical press and journals of technical societies.

Membership

Member Alumni Council Massachusetts Institute Technology. Member Mining and Metallurgical Society America, American Institute Mining Engineers (chairman mining methods commission on precious and rare metals, 1923-1929. Member South African Chemical, Metallurgical and Mining Society.

Clubs: Technology Faculty.

Connections

Married Edythe R. Morrill, April.; married second, Myrtle S. Foster, August 27, 1931.

father:
George Packard

mother:
Marietta Fulton (Swain) Packard

spouses:
Edythe R. Morrill

Myrtle S. Foster