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Hamilton Allport

engineer , banker.

Hamilton Allport, American engineer, banker.


Allport, Hamilton was born on November 13, 1890 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Walter H. and Harriet (Hamilton) Allport.


Mechanical Engineering, Cornell Univercity, 1914.


With bureau engineering statistics, New York City R.R., 1910. With James Hunter Machine Company, N. Adams, Massachusetts, 1913. Assistant engineer, Underwriters’ laboratories, Inc., 1914-1917.

Instructor, assistant professor Armour Institute Technology (Illinois Institute Technology), 1915-1917, in charge hydraulic laboratory and senior thesis work. Chief engineer Carson, Pirie, Scott & Company, Chicago, 1919. Mechanic engineer Plymouth Creamery System, Boston, 1920.

Mechanic engineer E. B. Badger & Sons Company, general engineering service, Boston, Pittsburgh, New York, 1920-1923. Assistant to president and chief engineer The Glidden Company, Cleveland, 1923-1925. Vice president A. B. Leach & Company, Chicago, 1925-1933.

Partner James O. McKinsey & Company, McKinsey, Wellington & Company, engrs. Construction engineering. President, director Standard Silica Corporation, Mid Continent Laundries, Chicago, Texas Hydro Electric Corporation (Seguin, Texas).

President Indiana Utilities Corporation (Corydon, Indiana), Cadillac (Michigan) Gas Company, Dakota Public Service Company (Woonsocket, South Dakot). President, director Railway Warehouses, Inc. (Cleveland); vice president Midland Realization Company (Chicago), City Ice Company (Knights of Columbus).

Midland Utilities Company (Chicago). Director Moore Corporation (Joliet, Illinois), Grand Rapids (Michigan) Brass Company, Central West Public Service Company (Omaha), Henney Motor Company. Consolidated Cement Corporation (Chicago).

Director, chairman of the executive committee Central Scientific Company (Chicago).


  • Author: Photocharts, also portion of the United States Artillery manual. Contribution to various engineering and military public Inventor of power plant equipment widely used.


Member 1st O.T.C Fort Sheridan, Illinois, 1917. Member American Society Mechanical Engineering, American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Society Mayflower Descendants, Society Colonel Wars (governor), Society American Military Engineers, American Chemical Society, Chicago History Society (life), Military Order World War (life), American Legion, The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago (life), Sigma Phi. Clubs: Chicago, Chicago Athletic Association, University, Electric, Skokie Country.


Married Gile Davies, November 29, 1919. Children: Marian, Hamilton, J. Davies, Harriet H., Priscilla, Walter Frank.

Walter H. Allport

Harriet (Hamilton) Allport

Gile Davies

Marian Allport

Hamilton Allport

J. Davies Allport

Harriet H. Allport

Priscilla Allport

Walter Frank Allport