Biography of Spencer Meade
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Meade, Spencer, the superintendent of the Elmira and Canandaigua division of the Northern Central Railroad, is a son of the late General Meade, and was born January 19, 1850, at Philadelphia, Pa. He graduated as a civil engineer from the Polytechnic College of that State in the class of 1869, and entered the railway service on August 6, 1869, serving until March, 1870, as rodman of the engineer corps in surveying the Allegheny Valley road from April until July, 1870, as sub assistant engineer on surveys of the Morrison Cove extension of the Pennsylvania Railroad; from July, 1870, until April, 1871, as assistant engineer of surveys of the Allegheny Valley Railroad; from April, 1871, until September, 1873, as assistant engineer of construction on the same road; from September, 1873, until March, 1874, as resident engineer of construction of the Summit tunnel of the same road; from September, 1874, until March, 1873, as as.sistaut engineer of the motive power department of the Pennsylvania Railroad; from March, 1878, until May, 1880, as assistant engineer of the middle division of the Philadelphia and Erie Railroad division from May, 1880, until September, 1881, as assistant engineer of the middle division of the Pennsylvania Railroad and as superintendent of the Elmira and Canandaigua division of the Northern Central Railway from September, 1881, to the present time.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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