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engineer , patent expert

Henry Brevoort Renwick, American engineer, patent expert.

Background

Renwick, Henry Brevoort was born on September 4, 1817 in New York City. Son of James and Margaret Anne (Brevoort) Renwick.

Education

Graduate Columbia, 1833.

Career

Studied engineering, 1835-1837. Entered United States Government service as assistant engineer, 1837, took part in building breakwaters at Sandy Hook and Egg Harbor, New Jersey. Associate with United States Boundary Commission, 1840-1847.

Became examiner United States Patent Office in charge of divisions of metallurgy, steam engines, navigation, сivil engineering, ordnance, 1847. 1st United States inspector steam vessels Port of New York, 1853. Took part in great patent litigations, 1870-1895, including cases involving the sewing machine, McCormick reaper, Bell telephone.

Senior warden St. Mark’s Protestant Episcopal Church, New York City Author: (with father) The Lives of John Jay and Alexander Hamilton, 1840.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (with father) The Lives of John Jay and Alexander Hamilton, 1840.

Connections

Married Margaret Janney, June 22, 1852, at least 2 children.

father:
James Renwick

mother:
Margaret Anne (Brevoort) Renwick

spouse:
Margaret Janney