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James William Hook

engineer

James William Hook, American engineer. awarded the Marston medal by Iowa State College, 1940, for achievement in engineering.

Background

Hook, James William was born on January 9, 1884 in near Hedrick, Iowa, United States. Son of James and Virginia (Eller) Hook.

Education

Biomedical Engineering, Iowa State College, 1905, Mechanical Engineering, 1912.

Career

Editor and pub Cody (Wyoming) Enterprise, 1905-1906. Sales engineer Globe Machinery & Supply Company, Des Moines, Iowa, 1906-1909. Sales manager and later general manager C. A. Dunham Company, Marshalltown, Iowa, 1909-1916.

President and director Allied Machinery Company of America, New York, also director other corporations in New York, 1916-1923. President and treasurer Geometric Tool Company, New Haven, Connecticut, 1923-1944. President and director United Illuminating Company of New Haven, Connecticut, 1939-1942, chairman of Board.

1942-—: director Acme Wire Company, of New Haven.

Works

  • Editor and pub Cody (Wyoming) Enterprise, 1905-1906. Sales engineer Globe Machinery & Supply Company, Des Moines, Iowa, 1906-1909. Sales manager and later general manager C. A. Dunham Company, Marshalltown, Iowa, 1909-1916.

    President and director Allied Machinery Company of America, New York, also director other corporations in New York, 1916-1923. President and treasurer Geometric Tool Company, New Haven, Connecticut, 1923-1944. President and director United Illuminating Company of New Haven, Connecticut, 1939-1942, chairman of Board.

    1942-—: director Acme Wire Company, of New Haven.

Membership

Member Connecticut Emergency Relief Commission. 1933-1936; member Industrial Advisory Board NRA, 1934-1935. Member Board of Education, Tarrytown, New York, 1922-1923.

Member President Hoover’s National Organisation on Unemployment Relief, 1931-1933. Member Business Advisory Council for the unites states department of Commerce, since 1939. Trustee University of Connecticut, 1935-1953, chairman, 1949-1953.

Member Citizens Action Commission of New Haven. Member New England Regional Manpower Committee, 1943-1944. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Academy Political Science, Society of Colonial Wars, Tau Beta Pi, Kappa Sigma.

Mason (32°).; Clubs: University (New York City).

Connections

Married Hattie Rosamond Bechtel, September 17, 1907. Children: James William, Rose Virginia.

father:
James Hook

mother:
Virginia (Eller) Hook

spouse:
Hattie Rosamond Bechtel

children:
James William Hook

Rose Virginia Hook