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William Lispenard Robb

electrical engineer

William Lispenard Robb, American electrical engineer.

Background

Robb, William Lispenard was born on May 9, 1861 in Saratoga, New York, United States. Son of Alexander J. and Esther (Lispenard) Robb.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Columbia, 1880. University of Würzburg and Berlin, 1880-1883. Doctor of Philisophy, University of Berlin, 1883.

Federal Polytechnic, Zürich, Switzerland. Doctor of Laws, Trinity College, Connecticut, 1902.

Career

Submarine Mine Service, Spanish-American War, 1898. Construction engineering, Hartford Electric Light Company, General Railway Signal Company. Head, department electrical engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, since 1902.

Connections

Married Winifred Matthews, 1893. Children: Winifred Lispenard (Mistress.

father:
Alexander J. Robb

mother:
Esther (Lispenard) Robb

spouse:
Winifred Matthews

child:
Winifred Lispenard (Mrs Robb