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Lester Strickland Grant

mining engineer

Lester Strickland Grant, American mining engineer. Served as captain, engineer, Officer Reserve Corps (now retired). Distinguished Achievement Medal, Colorado School of Mines, 1949.; Member Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, American Petroleum Institute, Theta Tau, Tau Beta Pi.; Mason.

Background

Grant, Lester Strickland was born on October 31, 1877 in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. Son of Charles Alfred and Mary J. (Strickland) Grant.

Education

Engineer of Mines, Colorado School of Mines, 1899.

Career

Engineer Isabella Gold Mining Company, Cripple Creek, Colorado, 1899-1901, Isabella Mines Company, 1901-1903. Superintendent Isabella Lease, 1904. Engineer and assayer, Findley Consolidated Mining Company, Cripple Creek, 1905-1906.

Metallurgist and engineer Inca Mining Company, Peru, S.A., 1906-1909. Assistant superintendent Roosevelt Drainage Tunnel, Cripple Creek, 1909-1910. Superintendent Isabella Mines Company, 1910-1913.

General manager Jumper, California, Gold Mines. Company, Stent, California, Vice-President and general manager Contention Mining Company, Knight Creek, Tuolumne Company, California, 1913-1919. Treasurer Ajax Mine Lease Company, Victor, Colorado, 1921-1922.

Manager and vice president McElroy Ranch Company, Crane, Texas, 1927-1949 (retired). Vice-president, director Franco Wyoming Oil Corporation, McElroy Royalty Corporation Professor mining, 1919-1928, dean, 1921-1928, Colorado School of Mines.

Membership

Served as captain, engineer, Officer Reserve Corps (now retired). Distinguished Achievement Medal, Colorado School of Mines, 1949. Member Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, American Petroleum Institute, Theta Tau, Tau Beta Pi.

Mason.; Clubs: Teknik (Denver).

Connections

Married Chloe Ella Thornton, 1900. Children: Robert Waltman, Richard Thornton.

father:
Charles Alfred Grant

mother:
Mary J. (Strickland) Grant

spouse:
Chloe Ella Thornton

children:
Robert Waltman Grant

Richard Thornton Grant