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Harry Ratrie

construction executive

Harry Ratrie, American construction executive.


Ratrie, Harry was born on September 16, 1922 in Baltimore. Son of Harry and Mary (Feast) Ratrie.


Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Virginia Military Institute, 1947. Student, Harvard University, 1943. Student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1943.

Student, University Baltimore, 1953.


Project designer Whitman, Requardt & Associates, Baltimore, 1947-1949. Executive vice president Drummond & Company, 1949-1963. President Ratrie, Robbins & Schweizer, 1963-1986, chief executive officer, since 1986.

Board directors Chesapeake Cadillac Company, Goodrich Organization, Frank L. Whitcomb Construction Company. Chairman board National Center Asphalt Technology Auburn University.


Trustee various funds Operating Engineers Local 37. Board directors pension and vacation funds Laborers District Council Baltimore. Active Loyola College of Maryland.

Fundraiser National Jewish Hospital Denver, National Conference Christians and Jews. Member National Asphalt Pavement Association (board directors, chairman National Institute Asphalt Technology, member bonding and insurance committee), National Construction Industry Council (policy committee), Maryland Asphalt Association (past president, board directors), Maryland Highways Contractors Association, Inc. (past president, board directors), Baltimore County Highway Contractors Association (past president).

Clubs: Baltimore Country. Hillendale Country. Lodges: Rotary.


Married Dahlia Jean Burgess, June 17, 1966. Children: Harry III, Michael, Tom Matthew. Stepchildren: Sheila Pinsch, Deborah Burgess, Pamela Marquess.