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Philip Danforth Wilson

mining engineer.

Philip Danforth Wilson, American mining engineer. Member Mining and Metallurgical Society America, American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Society Economic Geologists Council on Foreign Relations, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Psi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Wilson, Philip Danforth was born on February 22, 1888 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of William Rowley and Nettie Louise (Danforth) Wilson.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Princeton, 1909. Engineer of Mines, School of Mines (Columbia), 1911.

Career

Connected with the Phelps Dodge Corporation, Douglas, Arizona, later with Transvaal Copper Mining Company, Sonora, Mexico, and the Shattuck Arizona Copper Company, Bisbee, Arizona, 1911-1913. Geologist and chief geologist Calumet & Arizona Mining Company, Warren, Arizona, 1914-1924. Mining engineer and geologist with American Metal Company, Ltd., in S. America, South Africa, Europe, Cuba, Mexico and New York City, and general manager subsidiaries in Chile and South Africa, 1925-1933.

Vice president Pardners Mines Corporation, 1934-1942. On War Production Board, chief produced, director Aluminum and Magnesium Division, vice chairman for metals and minerals, 1941-1945. Consultant mining engineer, Lehman Brothers and Lehman Corporation, 1946-1951.

Membership

Member Mining and Metallurgical Society America, American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Society Economic Geologists Council on Foreign Relations, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Psi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: University, Mining, Downtown Association (New York City).

Connections

Married Virginia Greenway Albert, January 8, 1915.; married second, Cornelia Reid, September 16, 1940. Children: Danforth, Virginia Greenway.

father:
William Rowley Wilson

mother:
Nettie Louise (Danforth) Wilson

spouses:
Virginia Greenway Albert

Cornelia Reid

children:
Danforth Wilson

Virginia Greenway Wilson