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Roy Frederic Bessey

Government official

Roy Frederic Bessey, American government official. Member advising committee on economics policy Democratic Advisory Council; Served with C.E., Advertising Educational Foundation, United States Army, 1918-1919. Trustee Portland Art Association, 1944-1952, from 1960.; Member American Society of Civil Engineers, National Planning Association, American Political Science Association; Club: Portland City.

Background

Bessey, Roy Frederic was born on September 30, 1889 in Brooklyn. Son of Samuel Emery and Caroline (Cahoone) Bessey.

Education

Student evenings Northeastern U., 1909-1911, Columbia, 1927-1928, New York University, 1928-1929.

Career

Engring, designer Isthmian Canal Commission, Panama Canal, 1911-1915. Junior engineer United States Reclamation Service, 1915. Design, construction Nichols Copper Company, 1916.

Assistant manager a program div., bureau yards and docks Navy Department, 1916-1925, designing engineer, 1932-1933. Construction engineering port. waterway, terminal construction with George W. Goethals, Inc., Moores & Dunford, Inc., John Stewart, also vice president Frederic R. Harris, Inc., 1925-1932. Engineer National Park Service, 1933.

Regional inspector Federal Emergency Administration Public Works, 1933. Executive officer Pacific N.W. Regional Planning Commission, also regional officer National Resources Planning Board, 1934-1943. Special advisor to administrator Bonneville Power Administration, 1943-1946.

Acting deputy director China office United Nations R.R.A., 1945. Director, chairman Pacific N.W. field committee, office of secretary Department Interior, 1946-1953. Consultant United Nations Technology Assistance Administration, part-time 1952-1954.

Resources for Future, Inc., National Hells Canyon Association, United States.H.R. Government Operations Committee. Visiting professor political science U. Oregon, 1960. Consultant Department Interior, Department Health, Edition and Welfare, Commerce.

Membership

Member advising committee on economics policy Democratic Advisory Council. Served with C.E., Advertising Educational Foundation, United States Army, 1918-1919. Trustee Portland Art Association, 1944-1952, from 1960.

Member American Society of Civil Engineers, National Planning Association, American Political Science Association. Club: Portland City.

Connections

Married Louise Dorothea Barnes, May 14, 1914.; married second Mary Glenna Fisher, October 20, 1945. Children: Carolyn (Mistress.

father:
Samuel Emery Bessey

1st wife:
Louise Dorothea Barnes - May 14, 1914

daughter:
Carolyn (Mrs. West)

2nd wife:
Glenna Fisher - Oct. 20, 1945.

daughter:
Janet (wife Dr. Monroe Epstein)