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James Waterman Swent

mining engineer.

James Waterman Swent, American mining engineer. Member American Institute Mining Engineers, Tau Beta Pi.


Swent, James Waterman was born on November 5, 1885 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Rudolph N. and Amy (Waterman) Swent.


Student of University of Illinois, 1908-1909. Bachelor of Science, Michigan College Mines, 1911, Engineer of Mines, 1912.


Director school undergraduate shift bosses, Cleveland Cliff Iron Company, Ishpeming, Michigan, 1912-1913. Smelter construction, British American Nickel Corporation, Sudbury, Ontario, 1913-1914. Engineer Buffalo Mines Limited company, Cobalt, Ontario, 1914-1915.

Shift boss engineer Goldfield (Nevada) Consolidated Mines, November 1915. Engineer mine superintendent Candelaria Company, San Dimas, Durango, Mexico, 1915-1918. Geological mine superintendent manager, executive vice president and president San Luis Mining Company, Tayoltita Durango, Mexico since 1918.

Construction engineering and director Banco Internacional, Chairman of the Board Banco Occidental. President Triumph Mining Company, Idaho, Fluoresqueda, S.A. Vice president Cementos del Pacifico, Homestake Mining Company (South Dakot).


Member American Institute Mining Engineers, Tau Beta Pi. Clubs: Bohemian, Pacific-Union (San Francisco).


Married Ursula Langan, December 21, 1915. Children: Langan, James.

Rudolph N. Swent

Amy (Waterman) Swent

Ursula Langan

Langan Swent

James Swent