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Peter Schwamb

engineer.

Peter Schwamb, American engineer. Member school committee, 1897-1900, water commissioner, 1896-1903, Chairman of the Board public works, 1904-1907, Arlington.; Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences; member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Boston Society of Civil Engineers.

Background

Schwamb, Peter was born on February 13, 1858 in Arlington, Massachusetts, United States. Son of of Peter and Clara (Beucher) S.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mech. Engineering, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1878, post-graduate student same, 1878-1889.

Career

Draughtsman Howe Scale Company, Rutland, Vermont, 1879-1880, Hinkley Locomotive Company, Boston, 1880-1883. Instructor mechanic engineering, 1883-1884, assistant professor mechanism, 1884-1888, associate professor, 1888-1896, professor, 1896-1901, professor machine design, 1901-1911, and 1883-1911 in charge department mechanical arts, Massachusetts Institute Technology Treasurer The Theodore Schwamb Company, Arlington, since 1897.

Works

  • Author: Elements of Mechanism (with Professor A. L. Merrill), 1904.

Membership

Member school committee, 1897-1900, water commissioner, 1896-1903, Chairman of the Board public works, 1904-1907, Arlington. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Boston Society of Civil Engineers.

Clubs: Technology, Engineers, Arlington Boat.

Connections

Married Amy E. Bailey, of Arlington, June 7, 1893.

spouse:
Amy E. Bailey