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Ralph Waldo Emerson Leach

mechanical engineer

Ralph Waldo Emerson Leach, American mechanical engineer. Member 1st Pennsylvania Vols., Spanish-American War, 1898; Member American Society Mech. Engineers, National Electric Light Association, American Electric Railway Association, Engineers’; Mason (32 degree, Knights Templar, Shriner).

Background

Leach, Ralph Waldo Emerson was born on June 6, 1874 in Watertown, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Charles Henry and Mary Elizabeth (Barrett) Leach.

Education

Mechanical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1898.

Career

With University of Pennsylvania and Schuylkill Elec. Railway Company, 1895-1896. Treasurer and director Philadelphia Construction Company, and Philadelphia Car Equipment Company, 1897.

Cashier Norfolk & Ocean View Railway & Hotel Company, 1899. Testing engineer American Stoker Company, New York, 1900-1902. Research in manufacture of Portland cement treatment of ores, and dissociation of hydrogen in steam at high temperatures, in cement manufacture, 1902-1903.

Experimental engineer Eldred Process Company, 1904. Manager stoker department Westinghouse Machine Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1905-1907. Manager Castalia Portland Cement Company, 1908-1909.

N.E. manager American Engineering Company, 1910-1919. General representative same company, Philadelphia, since 1919.

Membership

Member 1st Pennsylvania Vols., Spanish-American War, 1898. Member American Society Mech. Engineers, National Electric Light Association, American Electric Railway Association, Engineers’.

Mason (32 degree, Knights Templar, Shriner). Clubs: Blue Room, Square & Compass (Boston).

Connections

Married Avis Spurr Standing, of Boston, Massachusetts, October 20, 1910 (deceased).

father:
Charles Henry Leach

mother:
Mary Elizabeth (Barrett) Leach

spouse:
Avis Spurr Standing