Biography of William S. Conant
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CONANT, William S., consulting engineer; born, Detroit, Jan., 1868; son of John S. and Mary B. (MaeLaren) Conant; educated at St. Paul's School, Concord, N. H., 1881-83; Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, N. J., 1883­86; Princeton University, 1886-92, degrees, A. B., 1890, E. E., 1892; married, Washington, Dec. 11, 1901, Frances E. Wendling. Began active career, 1892, with the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co., Pittsburg and Chicago, continuing until 1895; in partnership with Jesse M. Smith, in practice as consulting engineer, 1895-1901; practicing profession independently 1901-8; engaged in manufacture of automobile sheet metal parts with the Briscoe Manufacturing Co., Detroit and Newark, of which was vice president, 1901-11; since secretary and manager MeCrerry Engine Co. Member American Society Mechanical Engineers. Episcopalian. Member Detroit Board of Commerce. Clubs: Detroit, Country, Detroit Boat. Office: Woodbridge St. and McDougall Ave. Residence: 186 Seminole Ave.

From:
The Book of Detroiters
A Biographical Dictionary
Of Leading Living Men
Of The City of Detroit

Second Edition 1914
Edited By: Albert Nelson Marquis
A. N. Marquis & Company
Chicago 1914.

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