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Joseph Harold Hedges

mining engineer , government official

Joseph Harold Hedges, American mining engineer, government official. Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Tau Beta Pi.; Club: Cosmos.


Hedges, Joseph Harold was born on June 9, 1882 in Lansing, Michigan, United States. Son of Hiram C. and Louise (Gibson) Hedges.


Bachelor of Science, Michigan State College, 1903. Engineer of Mines, Michigan College Mines, 1905.


Engineer Copper Range Cons. Mines Company, 1905; engineer, mine superintendent Mexico Cons. Mining and Smelting Company, 1906-1911, Guanajuato Development Company, 1912.

Chief engineer Moctezuma Copper Company, 1913-1916. Assistant manager Utah Minerals Concentrating Company, 1917. Mine foreman United Verde Extension Mining Company, 1918.

General superintendent Prince Cons. Mining and Smelting Company, 1918-1922. Field engineer Mining Corporation Canada, Ltd., 1923-1925.

Assistant to director United States Bureau Mines, 1926-1940. Senior mining engineer United States Bureau Mines, College Park, Maryland., 1940-1942. Chief Tucson div., 1942-1949, chief minerals division, Washington, 1949-1950, special assistant to the director since 1951.

Minerals advisor Military Government, Germany, 1945.


Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Tau Beta Pi. Club: Cosmos.


Married Ethel Adams, September 5, 1916. Children: Dorothy, Florence (Mistress.

Hiram C. Hedges

Louise (Gibson) Hedges

Ethel Adams

Dorothy Hedges

Florence (Mrs Hedges