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Herbert Ashton Megraw

metallurgical engineer

Herbert Ashton Megraw, American metallurgical engineer. Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Phi Sigma Kappa.


Megraw, Herbert Ashton was born on April 28, 1876 in Baltimore. Son of John Milton and Ellen Maria (Ryan) Megraw.


Graduate Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, 1894. Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Cornell Univercity, 1898.


Assayer, 1899-1901, mill superintendent and metallurgist, 1901-1903, Guanajuato Consolidated Mining & Milling Company. Staff engineer Charles Butters & Company, London, 1903. Metallurgical engineer, Iola Mining Company, 1904.

Manager Montgomery Mining Company, 1905-1908. Superintendent Naval Milling Company, Guanajuato, Mexico, 1908-1912. Consulting metallurgical engineer, Mexico City, 1912.

On editorial staff Engineering and Mining Journal. 1912-1917. manager same. 1917-1918; engineer bureau of Aircraft Production, Air Service, United States Army, Dayton, O., and Washington, 1918-1919.

Engineer Kennedy-Van Saun Manufacturing & Engineering Corporation, New York, 1919-1922. Vice-president and treasurer Crown Oil & Wax Company and North Carolina Oil Corporation, Baltimore, 1922-1926. Vice-president and general manager Corchera International, Seville, Spain, 1926-1935, now practicing as construction engineering.


  • Author: Practical Data for the Cyanide Plant, 1910. Details of Cyanide Practice, 1914. The Flotation Process, 1916.

    Extensive contributor to leading mining and metallurgical journals.


Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Phi Sigma Kappa. Clubs: Engineers, Tablada.


Married Mary Bollman French, October 18, 1905.

John Milton Megraw

Ellen Maria (Ryan) Megraw

Mary Bollman French