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Richard Henry Cole

Construction company executive

Richard Henry Cole, American construction company executive.


Cole, Richard Henry was born on July 4, 1926 in Franklin, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Harry Michael and Mabel (Mott) Cole.


Graduate summa cum laude, Tilton School, New Hampshire, 1948. Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, New England College, 1951.


Civil engineer Massachusetts Highway Department, Beverly, 1951-1952, Metcalf & Eddy Company, Thule, Greenland, 1952. Project engineer Department Public Works State New Hampshire, Concord, 1952-1957. President, treasurer E.D. Swett, Inc., since 1957, also chairman board.


Trustee New England College, Henniker, New Hampshire and Arundel, Sussex, England, since 1974, treasurer, since 1977. Active New Hampshire Good Rds. Association, since 1952.

With United States Army Air Force, 1944-1946. Member Association General Contractors American (president 1974, executive board 1970-1988, national committeeman 1975-1989, national director 1970-1988, national highway bridge committee), Newcomen Society.


Married Lois I Willson, April 1, 1952. Children: Susan, Stephen, Nancy, Michael, Kathryn.