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Howard G. Kelley

civil engineer

Howard G. Kelley, American civil engineer.


Kelley, Howard G. was born on January 12, 1858 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Edwin A. and Mary B. (Peterson) Kelley.


Graduate Polytechnic College Pennsylvania.


Entered railway service, 1881, being assistant engineer on location, bridge construction and harbor work and div. engineer in charge design and field construction of 250 miles of the original construction in Washington, Idaho and Montana on west. and Pac. divisions of N.P. Railway until 1884. Superintendent mines in Montana, 1884-1887. Resident engineer and superintendent bridges and buildings, St. Louis Southwestern Railway System, 1887-1890.

Chief engineer same, 1890-1898. Chief engineer Minneapolis & St. Louis Railroad Company, including Iowa Central Railway and leased and operated lines, 1898-1907. Also construction engineering St. Louis S.W. Railway, March 1, 1898-May 1899.

Chief engineer, July 4, 1907-October 1, 1910, vice president in charge operation, construction and maintenance, October 1, 1910-August 31, 1917, president, September 1, since 1917, Grand Trunk Railway System. Also president Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and Chairman of the Board Central Vermont Railway, September 1, since 1917. Received decoration Order of St. John of Jerusalem in England, June 1913.

Home: Montreal, Can.


Married Cora J. Lingo, January 11, 1899.

Edwin A. Kelley

Mary B. (Peterson) Kelley

Cora J. Lingo