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Sanford Eleazar Thompson

engineer.

Sanford Eleazar Thompson, American engineer. member waste committee of National Construction Conference, 1931; Fellow American Institute of Management, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, life; member American Society Testing Materials, Boston Society of Civil Engineers, Taylor Society (ex-president).

Background

Thompson, Sanford Eleazar was born on February 13, 1867 in Ogdensburg, New York, United States. Son of Eleazer and Harriet Newell (Sanford) Thompson.

Education

Adelphi Academy, Brooklyn, and Danbury (Connecticut) and Medway (Massachusetts) high schools. Bachelor of Science in Civ. Engineering, Mass Institute Technology, 1889.

Career

Dorothy Dewhurst; married second, Frances Lord Marsh, March 1947. Engaged in civil and management engineering since 1889. Now president The Thompson & Lichtner Company, Inc., engrs. in management, industrial research and construction.

President The Thompson Company, Inc., of New New York Lieutenant colonel, Ordnance Department, United States Army, chief of progress section, Office Chief of Ordnance, 1917-1919. Appointed by Herbert Hoover, member commission on elimination of waste in industry of Federated American Engineering Society, 1921. Appointed by President Harding. mem econ advisory board to the Unemployment Conference, 1921.

Chairman of the Board of arbitration Rochester (New York) shoe industry. 1921; appointed by Secretary Hoover to study methods of stabilizing production and distribution (public as chapter of “Business Cycles and Unemployment”), 1922. Appointed by United States Coal Commission as engineer to investigate underground management in bituminous coal mines.

1923; appointed by Boston Chamber of Commerce to make report on boot and shoe industry in New England, 1924, also report on metal trades industry of New England, 1925. Supervised New England Council surveys of shoes, knit goods and textiles, 1926. Prepared outline for distribution survey for Twentieth Century Fund, Inc., 1930.

Member waste committee of National Construction Conference, 1931. Represented various United States technical societies at 38th Oxford Management Conference, England. 1938; expert consultant to secretary of war, 1941-1942.

Trustee Chaplain David Sanford Fund.

Works

  • Author: Treatise on Concrete, Plain and Reinforced (with Frederick W. Taylor), 1905. Concrete Costs (with same), 1912. Reinforced Concrete Bridges (with Frederick W. Taylor and Edward Smulski), 1939.

    Writer of papers on scientific management and construction for technical societies.

Membership

Member waste committee of National Construction Conference, 1931. Fellow American Institute of Management, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, life. Member American Society Testing Materials, Boston Society of Civil Engineers, Taylor Society (ex-president).

Clubs: Brae Burn Country, Appalachian Mountain.

Connections

Married Stella Antoinette Converse, 1900 (deceased).; married second, Frances Lord Marsh, March 1947. Children: Katharine Converse (deceased), Marion Sanford (Mistress.

father:
Eleazer Thompson

mother:
Harriet Newell (Sanford) Thompson

spouses:
Stella Antoinette Converse

Frances Lord Marsh

children:
Katharine Converse Thompson (deceased)

Marion Sanford (Mrs Thompson