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John Beaver White

engineer

John Beaver White, American engineer. Member of American Relief Committee, London, 1914-1915; member War Trade Board, representing the food administrator, October 1917-February 1919. Chairman American delegation to International Communications Conference, Paris, 1925.

Background

White, John Beaver was born on June 10, 1874 in Milroy, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Review John W. and Mary Miller (Beaver) White.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State College, 1894. Mechanical Engineering in Electrical Engineer, Cornell, 1899.

Career

Began with J. G. White & Company, engineers and builders, Baltimore, Maryland., 1894. General manager and engineer Eastchester Electric Company, Mount Vernon, New York, 1896-1898. Practiced at Salisbury and Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1899-1900.

Constructing electric light and power and street railway, San Juan, P.R., 1900-1901. In Mandalay, Burma, and Hyderabad and Bombay, India, 1901-1902. In charge street railway construction in many cities in England, for J. G. White & Limited company, 1902-1904.

Financial director same company, in London, England., 1904-1909. Established firm Beaver White & Company, London, 1909. Director International Light & Power Company, Home and Foreign Securities Company.

Membership

Member of American Relief Committee, London, 1914-1915. Member War Trade Board, representing the food administrator, October 1917-February 1919. Chairman American delegation to International Communications Conference, Paris, 1925.

Connections

Married in Buckinghamshire, England, Harriet H. Stevens, of Lewiston, Idaho, June 9, 1904 (died March 25, 1928).; married second, Margery Thompson Sperry, of London, England., July 25, 1934. Children: Harriet, Clarissa, Joan, Louise.

father:
Review John W. White

mother:
Mary Miller (Beaver) White

spouses:
in Buckinghamshire

Margery Thompson Sperry

children:
Harriet White

Clarissa White

Joan White

Louise White