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Robert Stevens Parsons

civil engineer

Robert Stevens Parsons, American civil engineer. Member New Jersey Highway Commission, 1917-1920. Trustee Rutgers College; Mason.; Rotarian.

Background

Parsons, Robert Stevens was born on May 26, 1873 in Hohokus, New Jersey, United States. Son of Solomon and Louise (Towt) Parsons.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Rutgers College, 1895, C.E., 1900.

Career

Connected with various departments of engineering, Erie R.R., leading to general superintendent, 1912-1915. Chief engineer same road, 1915-1920, general manager, 1920-1922, vice president, since 1922.

Religion

God gives us the Holy Spirit, and when we respond, there is no limit to what the grace of God is able to do in a human life.

Politics

The state should not attempt to control the church, nor should the church seek to dominate the state. The separation of church and state should not be misconstrued as the abolition of all religious expression from public life.

Views

The erroneous notion that one gender must strive against another cannot be accepted.

Membership

Member New Jersey Highway Commission, 1917-1920. Trustee Rutgers College. Mason.; Rotarian.

Connections

Married Eleanor Howse, 1897. Children: Eleanor, Roberta.

father:
Solomon Parsons

mother:
Louise (Towt) Parsons

spouse:
Eleanor Howse

children:
Eleanor Parsons

Roberta Parsons