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William Lamont Abbott

engineer

William Lamont Abbott, American engineer. Recipient Washington Award from 4 nat. engineering societies and Western Society Engineers, 1942. Fellow American Institute Elec. Engineers; member American Society Mech. Engineers (president 1926), Western Society Engineers (president 1907). Trustee University of Illinois, 1904-1923 (president bd 14 years).

Background

Abbott, William Lamont was born on February 14, 1861 in Whiteside County, Illinois, United States. Son of Asa M. and Sarah (Sperry) Abbott.

Education

Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, 1884.

Career

Dorothy Caroline (Mistress Leonard Knopf). Machinist and draftsman in Chicago, 1884-1887. President National Electric Construction Company, 1887-1894.

Chief engineer, power house, Chicago Edison Company, 1894-1899. Chief operating engineer same, 1899-1935. Retired; later with Otto Randolph, Inc., general contractors.

Membership

Fellow American Institute Elec. Engineers; member American Society Mech. Engineers (president 1926), Western Society Engineers (president 1907).

Trustee University of Illinois, 1904-1923 (president bd 14 years). Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Engineers, University. Honorary Doctor of Laws from University of Illinois, 1929.

Connections

Married Carrie Entwhistle, September 14, 1887. Children: Arthur William, Helen (Mistress.

father:
Asa M. Abbott

mother:
Sarah (Sperry) Abbott

spouse:
Carrie Entwhistle

children:
Arthur William Abbott

Helen (Mrs Abbott