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William Dewitt Waltman

mining engineer

William Dewitt Waltman, American mining engineer. Awarded Roosevelt Panama medal, Medal of Individual Merit and Honor, Colorado School of Mines (first medal ever granted by this institution), 1942.


Waltman, William Dewitt was born on February 8, 1875 in Kendallville, Indiana, United States. Son of Martin Van Buren and Catherine (Aller) Waltman.


Engineer of Mines, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, 1899.


1 son, Wm. DeWitt, Junior Began as mining engineer, Cripple Creek, Colorado, 1900. Editor of Hills Manual of Cripple Creek Mines, 1901. Principal assistant city engineer, Colorado Springs, 1901-1904.

Superintendent mining, Panama Canal, 1905-1906. Superintendent construction, Culebra and Porto Bello divisions, Panama Canal, 1906-1909. Chief engineer Costilla Estates Development Company, San Acacio, Colorado, 1910-1911.

General manager Fanco Wyoming Oil Corporation, 1912-1919. Corporation president petroleum Producing Companies, United States and Mexico, 1919-1925. President director and general manager in charge of the United States operations of Franco Wyoming Oil Corporation, since 1926.

President and director Franco Western Oil Corporation, Franco Central Oil Corporation, Franco Wyoming Securities Corporation, McElroy Ranch Company, Arzaco, Inc., Oil Producers Agency California. Retired, 1951. Captain United States Army, Chemical Warfare Reserve.


Salvation is achieved through profound believe in God.


The diversity of religious expressions is guaranteed by the separation of church and state. However, church and state should interact in different social and political fields for the benefit of the whole society.


All Christians can seek to create a way of life deliberately designed to overcome evil with good and to promote justice for all.


Member American Society Civil Engineers (life), American Association Petroleum Geologists, American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Society of American Military Engineers, American Petroleum Institute, American Numismatic Society, Colorado Society Engineers, Calavo Growers Association Past president of the board of trustees, Colorado School of Mines. Mason.; Clubs: California, Jonathan (Los Angeles).


Married Eula C. Hamilton, March 24, 1927.

Martin Van Buren Waltman

Catherine (Aller) Waltman

Eula C. Hamilton