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Warren Horton Mcbryde

engineer , industrialist

Warren Horton Mcbryde, engineer, industrialist.


Mcbryde, Warren Horton was born on January 20, 1876 in Mobile, Alabama, United States. Son of Thomas Calvin and Julia Pierce (Horton) Mcbryde.


Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1897. Doctor of Laws, University of Santa Clara, 1948.


Deceased). Began with Electric Lighting Company, Mobile, Alabama, 1897-1898. Assistant resident engineer, Northern California, Yuba Elec. Power Company, assistant superintendent Peyton Chemical Company, San Francisco and Martinez, assistant to chief engineer California Gas & Elec.

Company (now Pacific Gas & Elec. Company), 1899-1903; resident engineer Éleuthère Irénée duPont de Nemours & Company, Rapauno plant, Gibbstown, New Jersey, 1903-1905, placed in charge all engineering and construction in California, 1905, assistant superintendent Hercules plant (dynamite and TNT) throughout World War I. Assistant to general manager, secretary of the company, and handler engineering problems California and Hawaiian Sugar Refining Company, 1919-1927.

Construction engineering, San Francisco, since 1927.


Served with United States Lighthouse Department and Corps of Engineers, Fort Morgan, Alabama, also chief electrician United States Army Transport Sheridan, Spanish-American War, 1898-1899. Member of advisory board Richmond (California) branch of America Trust Company. Member permanent committee Sacramento-San Joaquin Rivers Problems Conference since 1924.

Member building committee Grade Cathedral, Episcopal, San Francisco. Member San Francisco Area Council Boy Scouts America. Member of advisory board Salvation Army.

Trustee Mech. Institute Library (San Francisco). Member of advisory board College of Engineering, University of Santa Clara. Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers (president 1939-1940).

Member Newcomen Society (vice chairman Pacific Coast committee). Kappa Alpha, Tau Beta Pi. Mason.; Clubs: Bohemian, Rotary, Commonwealth, Corinthian Yacht (San Francisco).

Made 3 circumnavigations of globe, visiting all continents, some 80 countries, 1929-1939.


Married Abbie Ford White, February 15, 1905. Children: Lucile, Janet (Mistress.

Thomas Calvin Mcbryde

Julia Pierce (Horton) Mcbryde

Abbie Ford White

Lucile Mcbryde

Janet (Mrs Mcbryde