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Howard Biers

consultant engineer

Howard Biers, American consultant engineer. Recipient citation, International Conference World Metallurgical Congress, 1951.


Biers, Howard was born on December 3, 1904 in New York City. Son of Arthur and Anne Eleanor (Zoll) Biers.


Bachelor of Science, University Virginia, 1925. S.M. Entertainment, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1927. Doctor rerum montanarum, Montanistische Hochschule Leoben, Austria, 1954.


1 son, William Richard. Research metallurgist Union Carbide & Carbon Research laboratories, Inc., New York City, 1927-1930. Construction engineering, Paris, Brussels, London, 1930-1940.

Technical adviser to metals controller, technical advising committee member Department Munitions and Supply, Canadian Government, 1940-1948. Also Canadian chairman ferro alloy committee War Production Board. Member (for Canada) Joint United States-United Kingdom Canadian Metallurgical Mission.

Special adviser Department Trade and Commerce. Construction engineering Union Carbide & Carbon Corporation, New York City, 1948-1955, director sales development ore division, 1955-1959. Senior consultant Union Carbide International Company, since 1959.


  • Contributor to technical publications.


Fellow Institute Metallurgists (England). Member International Institute Welding (president), Iron and Steel Institute (honorary vice president), Commission Permanente International de l’Acetylene (Paris) (United States del), American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers (honorary life), Iron and Steel Institute (England) (honorary), American Welding Society (honorary Chairman of Commission International Institute Welding), American Society for Metals (honorary), Verein Deutscher Eisenhuettenleute (Germany) (honorary), Instituto del Hierro y del Acero (Spain), Societe Francaise de Metallurgie (France) (honorary), Association des Ingenieurs Sortis de l’Ecole de Liege (Belgium) (honorary), Instituto de la Soldadura (Spain) (honorary), Eisenhuette Oesterreich (Austria), Association des Ingenieurs de la Faculte de Mons (honorary Belgium), Chevalier de Tastevin. Clubs: University (New York City).


Married Constance Lucie Mary Herzog, November 10, 1937.

Arthur Biers

Anne Eleanor (Zoll) Biers

Constance Lucie Mary Herzog