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George H. Blakeley

GEORGE H. BLAKELEY

Civil engineer, by profession and manager of structural steel sales for the Bethlehem Steel Company, was horn in 1865, a son of Joseph and Mary A. Gibson Blakeley, of Hanover, New Jersey. He attended the primary schools and graduated from Rutgers College in 1884, receiving the honorary C.E. degree from that institution in 1894. For four years after graduation he maintained a private engineering practice prior to becoming bridge engineer for the Erie Railroad, a position which he held until 1890 when he became chief engineer of the Passaic Rolling Mill Company from 1890 to 1900 and manager of sales from 1900 to 1905, during which period he designed and superintended the construction of many important bridges. When the Bethlehem Steel Company undertook the manufacture of structural steel in 1906 by the Grey Mill process Mr. Blakeley was brought here first as a structural engineer and since 1909 manager of structural steel sales. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society Mechanical Engineers; American Iron and Steel Institute; Chi Psi and Phi Beta Kappa fraternities; Lawyers’ Club, of New York; Engineers Club, of New York; Royal Societies Club, of London; Bethlehem Club, Northampton Club, Lehigh Country Club. Besides being manager of structural steel sales, Mr. Blakeley is a director of the Bethlehem Steel Company and the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Company and is president of the Bethlehem Steel Bridge Corporation. In 1893 he married Grace Delia Bogart, of Passaic, N.J. He takes a great interest in the business and civic life of the community.

 


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Dr. John B. Brougham

DR. JOHN B. BROUGHAM

Doctor of Dental Surgery, was born in 1876, at Union Springs, Cayuga County, N.Y., a son of Jacob and Frances Brougham. He received his primary education in the district schools and after being graduated from the Union Springs High School, entered the Philadelphia Dental College, where he was graduated in 1908. Since that time he has built up a very large and lucrative practice in Bethlehem. He has become one of the community’s most successful dentists and maintains a suite of offices and laboratories at No. 121 East Third Street, South Side. He is a member of H. Stanley Goodwin Lodge, No. 648, F. & A. M., Ezra Royal Arch Chapter, No. 291, Bethlehem Commandery, No. 90, Knights Templar; Rajah Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S.; Hobah Lodge, Knights of Pythias On November 24, 1909, he married Hilma Augusta Worsley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Worsley.

 

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