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Milnor Roberts

mining engineer

Milnor Roberts, American mining engineer.


Roberts, Milnor was born on March 10, 1877 in New York, United States. Son of William Milnor and Adeline (de Beelen) Roberts.


Bachelor of Arts, Leland Stanford Junior U., 1899. Unmarried.


Instructor mineralogy, Stanford University, 1900, 01. Professor mining engineering and metallurgy and dean College Mines, University of Washington, 1901-1947, dean emeritus from 1947. Consultant for State of Washington to Metals Reserve Company, 1942-1945.

Mining engineer in the West, in B.C. and Alaska, and construction engineering various mining companies, from 1899. Member Washington State Geological Survey, 1901, 02. Chairman scientific committee, Lewis and Clark Exposition, 1905.

Construction engineering for City of Seattle, 1910, 11, for United States Railway Administration, 1917-1918, for United States Post Office Department, for United States bureau of Mines, 1918-1921, for Securities and Exchange Commission, 1939. President City Land Company.


  • Editor of various mining bulls, and contributor to translations engineering societies, mining journals Journal Geology, National Geography Magazine, etc.


Member Seattle War Savings Committee, 1917-1919. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Society America (councillor, 1925-1928), American Mining Congress, American Society for Engineering Education, Washington State Planning Council (technical advisory board, 1934-1945), Engineers Council for Professional Development (b. examiners), N.W. Mining Association, West Coast Mineral Association (president 1949, 1952-1954), Retired Staff Mems.

Association (president 1956-1958), Sigma Xi. Clubs; Member Seattle Chamber Commerce.


William Milnor Roberts

Adeline (de Beelen) Roberts