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Thorburn Reid

electrical engineer

Thorburn Reid, British electrical engineer. Member American Institute of Elctrical Engineering, Phi Gamma Delta.

Background

Reid, Thorburn was born on May 1, 1864 in London, England. Son of Charles Henry and Mary Helen (Cochran) Reid.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Hampden-Sidney College, 1882. University of Virginia, 1882-1885. Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute Technology, 1888.

Career

Instructor mechanic engineering, University of South Carolina., 1888-1889. Head of testing department United States Elec. Illuminating Company, Newark, New Jersey, 1889-1890.

In charge alternating current design, Edison General Electric Company. New York City and Schenectady, New York, 1890-1891. With General Elec. Company, Schenectady, and Lynn, Massachusetts, 1891-1897.

Consulting engineer New York City, 1897-1912. Head of cost department Simms Magneto Company, East Orange, New Jersey, 1912-1925.

Membership

Member American Institute of Elctrical Engineering, Phi Gamma Delta.

Connections

Married Bertha Van Kleeck, January 9, 1900. Children: Thorburn, Graeme.

father:
Charles Henry Reid

mother:
Mary Helen (Cochran) Reid

spouse:
Bertha Van Kleeck

children:
Thorburn Reid

Graeme Reid