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Harvey Seeley Mudd

mining engineer

Harvey Seeley Mudd, American mining engineer. Awarded Egleston Medal. Trustee Southwest Museum, California Institute Technology; v. Chairman of the Board of fellows Claremont College; member of advisory committee, Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.


Mudd, Harvey Seeley was born on August 30, 1888 in Leadville, Colorado, United States. Son of Seeley Wintersmith and Della (Mulock) Mudd.


Student Stanford, 1906-1908. Engineer of Mines, Columbia, 1912, Doctor of Science, 1947. Doctor of Laws, University of California, 1941, Loyola University, 1943.


Began as mining engineer, Bisbee, Arizona, 1912. Chairman of the board directors Cyprus Mines Corporation. Director Southern Pacific Company, Texas Gulf Sulphur Company.

Director Founders Inc., Company, Mesabi Iron Company, Marcona Mining Company. Voting trustee Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company Trustee, Rand Corporation Engineer United States Bureau of Mines and assistant secretary War Minerals Committee, World War I.


Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers (member, p.p.). Member Mining and Metallurgical Society American, Society Colonial Wars, S.R., Society Civil Engineers (honorary), Sigma Xi, Delta Tau Delta, Tau Beta Pi. Clubs: University, California.

Bohemian, Los Angeles Country, Knickerbocker, Recess (New York City).


Married Mildred Hardy Esterbrook, March 12, 1913. Children: Henry Thomas, Caryll Esterbrook.

Seeley Wintersmith Mudd

Della (Mulock) Mudd

Mildred Hardy Esterbrook

Henry Thomas Mudd

Caryll Esterbrook Mudd