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James Clawson Roop

engineer , air transportation executive , World War I Veteran.

James Clawson Roop, American engineer, air transportation executive, World War I veteran. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal (United States); Legion of Honor (France); Order Crown of Italy. Served as captain, major and lieutenant colonel Engineer corpus, United States army, World War I; member of staff Military Board of Allied Supply, July-November 1918; Member of Allied Supply Council in Australia.

Background

Roop, James Clawson was born on October 3, 1888 in Upland, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Albert A. and Mary (Clawson) Roop.

Education

Graduate Blight School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1905. Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineer, University of Pennsylvania, 1909.

Career

Instructor in electrical engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1909-1910. With Philadelphia and West Chester Traction Company, 1910-1915. Consultant work under Professor G. F. Sever, New York City, 1915-1916.

In charge construction and testing work, J. G. White Management Corporation, 1916-1917, general supervision and special reporting on public utilities, 1919-1921. With bureau of Budget, Washington, District of Columbia, June 1921-June 1922, assistant director, January-June 1922. With Woods Brothers Construction Company, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1922-1925.

President Monomarks, Inc., May 1925-October 1926. With Dawes Brothers, Inc., Chicago, 1926-1929. Member Dominican Economics Commission, April-July 1929.

Director United States budget, August 1929-March 1933. With Pan-American Airways, Inc., 1935-1949. Consultant to chairman munitions board, 1949, retired.

Vice president and treasurer Pan-American Airways Corporation and its principal subsidiaries.

Membership

Served as captain, major and lieutenant colonel Engineer corpus, United States army, World War I. Member of staff Military Board of Allied Supply, July-November 1918. Member of Allied Supply Council in Australia.

Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington).

Connections

Married Rebecca Haigh, March 7, 1929.

father:
Albert A. Roop

mother:
Mary (Clawson) Roop

spouse:
Rebecca Haigh