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Henry Nathan Rodenbaugh

railway executive , consultant engineer.

Henry Nathan Rodenbaugh, American railway executive, consultant engineer.


Rodenbaugh, Henry Nathan was born on November 20, 1879 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William Henry and Teresa Jane (Shanks) Rodenbaugh.


Bachelor of Science in Mech. Engineering, University Pennsylvania, 1901, Mechanical Engineering, 1931. Wagner Institute Science, Philadelphia, 1908-1909.


Draftsman, N.&W. Railway, 1902-1903. Yard superintendent Alan Wood, Iron & Steel Company, Conshocken, Pennsylvania, 1903-1904. Assistant engineer Southern Railway, Washington, 1904-1905.

With Carolina Clinchfield & Ohio Railway, Bristol, Virginia, 1905-1906. Principal assistant engineer Virginia&S.W. Railway, 1906-1908. Structural engineer on track elevation, Philadelphia, Germantown & Norristown Railway (P.&R. Railway), 1908-1909.

With Southern Railway as assistant engineer bridges, 1909-1911, engineer in charge terminal improvements, headquarters Atlanta, 1911-1914, supervising engineer, Washington, January-May 1914, principal assistant engineer valuation department, 1914-1918. Engineering assistant to regional director Southern Region, United States R.R. Administration at Atlanta, 1918-1920, regional engineer Southern and Pocahontas regions, March-July 1920. Chief engineer Florida East Coast Railway, 1920-1923, general manager, 1923-1925, director Vice-President in charge operation, traffic, construction and valuation, March 1925-June 1932.

Also for same period, vice-president and director Florida East Coast Car Ferry, Jacksonville Terminal Company (member Executive Committee). Director and member Executive Committee Fruit Growers Express Company, 1925-1932. Director North American Aviation, Inc., 1928-1932.

Construction engineering and advisory counsel on transportation company problems, 1 Wall St., New York City, 1932-1937. Vice president in charge railway work Day & Zimmermann, Inc., 1937-1944. Chairman of the Board Rodenbaugh, Miller & Associates, consultant engrs., 1949.

Construction engineering since 1949. President Haverford Civic Association since 1947. Director research institute Temple University since 1947.


Member Price Adjustment Board, Philadelphia Ordnance District, United States Army, April 1944-1947. Trustee Florida Normal and Industrial Institute, Flagler Memorial Hospital, Temple University. Member American Society of Civil Engineers (ex-president Florida section), American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Railway Guild, Society American Military Engineers, Naval Institute, Society Naval Engineers, American Railway Engineering Association, Scotch-Irish Society of Pennsylvania, Newcomen Society England, American Academy Political and Social Science, Montgomery County History Society, St. Augustine (Florida) History Society, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Clubs: St. Augustine Yacht, Ancient City Yacht, St. Augustine Country, Boca Ratan (Florida).


Married Caroline Pickett Bransford, November 17, 1904. Children: Thomas Bransford, Jean Crawford (Mistress.

William Henry Rodenbaugh

Teresa Jane (Shanks) Rodenbaugh

Caroline Pickett Bransford

Thomas Bransford Rodenbaugh

Jean Crawford (Mrs Rodenbaugh