Log In

Philip Bracken Fleming

engineer , ex-ambassador

Philip Bracken Fleming, American engineer, ex-ambassador. Member Iowa, N.H., Minnesota history societies, American Society of Civil Engineers, Society American Military Engineers, Permanent International Association Navigation Congresses (chairman American section.

Background

Fleming, Philip Bracken was born on October 15, 1887 in Burlington, Iowa, United States. Son of John Joseph and Mary (Bracken) Fleming.

Education

Student of University of Wisconsin, 1905-1907. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1911. Student Army England School, 1912-1913.

Doctor of Laws, St. Francis College. Juris Canonici Doctor, Juris Civilis Doctor, George Washington University.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant C.E., United States Army, 1911, and advanced through grades to major general, 1942 (temporary colonel during World War). Graduate manager of athletics West Point, 1926-1933. Executive officer and deputy administrator Public Works Administration, 1933-1935.

In charge Passamaquoddy Project, 1935-1936. Co-ordinator Resettlement Administration, 1936-1937. District engineer St. Paul, 1937-1939.

Administrator Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor, 1939-1941, Federal works administrator, 1941-1949. Chairman United States Maritime Commission, 1949-1950. Under secretary of commerce for transportation, 1950-1951.

Ambassador to Costa Rica, 1951-1953, retired Chairman President’ Highway Safety Conference, 1946-1949, President’ Conference on Fire Prevention, 1947-1949.

Membership

Member Iowa, N.H., Minnesota history societies, American Society of Civil Engineers, Society American Military Engineers, Permanent International Association Navigation Congresses (chairman American section. Clubs: Minnesota, University, Somerset (St. Paul).

Connections

Married Dorothy Carson, December 5, 1914. Children: Carson, Jocelyn.

father:
John Joseph Fleming

mother:
Mary (Bracken) Fleming

spouse:
Dorothy Carson

children:
Carson Fleming

Jocelyn Fleming