Flanders, Ralph E. (Ralph Edward), 1880-1970

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United States Senator.

From the description of Reminiscences of Ralph Edward Flanders : oral history, 1967. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122451699

Ralph E. Flanders was an American engineer, businessman, and legislator. He represented the people of Vermont in the United States Senate for twelve years.

  • 1880: Born in Barnet, Vermont
  • 1896: Graduated from high school Central Falls, Rhode Island
  • 1897: Apprenticeship at Brown and Sharpe Manufacturing Company, Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1900: Becomes journeyman machinist and then draftsman
  • 1901 - 1902 : Professional experience in mechanical engineering at Taft-Pierce Manufacturing Company, Woonsocket, Rhode Island and Flather Manufacturing Company
  • 1903: Engineer, International Paper Box Company, Nashua, New Hampshire
  • 1904: Engineer, General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachusetts
  • 1905 - 1910 : Associate editor of Machinery
  • 1910: Sales Engineer, Fellows Gear Shaper Company, Springfield, Vermont
  • 1911: Manager, Fay automatic lathe department of Jones & Lamson Machine Company, Springfield, Vermont
  • 1912: Director, Jones and Lamson Machine Company
  • 1920 - 1924 : Member, National Screw Thread Commission
  • 1924: President, National Machine Tool Builders Association
  • 1932 - 1936 : Director, Social Science Research Council
  • 1933 - 1946 : President, Jones and Lamson Machine Company
  • 1933: Member, Business Advisory and Planning Council
  • 1933: Member, Industrial Advisory Board, National Recovery Administration
  • 1933 - 1946 : President, Bryant Chucking Grinder Company
  • 1934: President, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 1934: Awarded Warner Medal for understanding of economic problems
  • 1938 - 1941 : Director, Shawmut National Bank, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1938 - 1946 : Director, National Life Insurance Company
  • 1941: Member, Machine Tools Priority Committee, Office of Production Management
  • 1941 - 1942 : President, New England Council
  • 1942 - 1943 : Member, Economic Stabilization Board
  • 1943 - 1944 : Chairman, Machine Tools Committee, War Production Board
  • 1944 - 1946 : President, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1944: Awarded Hoover Medal for Outstanding Public Service
  • 1946: President, American Research and Development Corporation
  • 1946 - 1958 : Member, United States Senate
  • 1958: Private citizen, Springfield, Vermont and Washington, D.C.

Flanders is also the author of several books, among them Gear Cutting Machinery (1909), Spur and Bevel Gearing (1914), Taming our Machines (1931), Platform for America (1936), Toward Full Employment (1938), The American Century (1950), Letter To A Generation (1956), and Senator From Vermont (1961).

From the guide to the Ralph E. Flanders Papers, 1903-1958, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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referencedIn Papers, 1897-1981 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Maurice Rosenblatt Papers, 1910-2003, (bulk 1942-2000) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Rosenblatt, Maurice. Maurice Rosenblatt papers, 1910-2003 (bulk 1942-2000). Library of Congress
referencedIn Dwight D. Eisenhower Library Oral History Collection. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Transcripts. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Interviews with Ralph Flanders
referencedIn Jenner, William Ezra, 1908-. Letter, 1954 Dec. 8, Washington, D.C., to Harold G. Rugg, Clearwater, Fla. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Leiserson, William M. William M. Leiserson papers, 1901-1959. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Edward G. Ramberg Papers, 1916-1994 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Dwight D. Eisenhower Library Oral History Collection. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Transcripts. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Interviews with Grover W. Ensley
creatorOf MS 1143, Rust, David Dexter 1874-1963. David D. Rust papers 1870-1963 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Hartness family. Hartness family papers, 1774-2000. Vermont Historical Society
creatorOf Flanders, Ralph E. (Ralph Edward), 1880-1970. Letters, 1949-1951, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Flanders, Ralph E. (Ralph Edward), 1880-1970. Reminiscences of Ralph Edward Flanders : oral history, 1967. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Barker, James M., 1886-1974. James M. Barker papers, 1825-1975, bulk 1920-1970. Newberry Library
referencedIn Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the President, records of Karl Taylor Compton and James Rhyne Killian, 1930-1959 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Davis, William Hammatt, 1879- . Papers, 1905-1963. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Flanders, Ralph E. (Ralph Edward), 1880-1970. Letter, 1954 Dec. 31, Washington, D.C., to Harold Rugg, Clearwater, Fla. / Ralph E. Flanders. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Walter H. Judd papers., 1921-1993 (bulk 1940-1980). Minnesota Historical Society.
referencedIn Benton, William, 1900-1973. Papers, 1951-1961. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Correspondence, 1860-1979. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Judd, Walter Henry, 1898-. Walter H. Judd papers, 1921-1993 (bulk 1940-1980). Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Poetry Society of Vermont. Papers relating to First Annual Festival. 1961. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Dorothy Thompson Papers, 1914-1961, 1940-1961 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Ralph E. Flanders Papers, 1903-1958 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Blair Moody Papers, 1928-1954, 1934-1952 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Flanders, Ralph E. (Ralph Edward), 1880-1970. Letter, 1956 April 20, Washington, to John Pearson, Hanover, N.H. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Millicent Todd Bingham papers, 1865-1968 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mid-Century Convocation on the Social Implications of Scientific Progress records, 1949, 1999 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Back, Gunnar, 1907-1983. Papers, 1931-1965. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Flanders, Ralph E. (Ralph Edward), 1880-1970. Papers, 1951-1957. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Rayburn, Sam, papers 92-172, 92-257, 92-389, 92-415, 94-017, 96-066, 96-177, 97-347, 98-130, 2008-225, 2009-008. 29749116., 1831, 1845, 1903-2007 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Clara E. Sipprell Papers, 1915-1970 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Paul Blanshard Papers, 1912-1979 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Louis Fabian Bachrach Papers, 1950-1963 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Records, 1946-2000 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Barton, Bruce, 1886-1967. Papers, 1881-1967. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Fetter mss., 1875-1988 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Bingham, Millicent Todd, 1880-1968. Millicent Todd Bingham papers, 1865-1968 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Arthur H. Vandenberg papers, 1884-1974, 1915-1951 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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associatedWith Aiken, George D. (George David), 1892-1984 person
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associatedWith Barton, Bruce, 1886-1967. person
associatedWith Beard, Charles Austin, 1874-1948 person
associatedWith Benton, William, 1900-1973. person
associatedWith Bingham, Millicent Todd, 1880-1968. person
associatedWith Blanshard, Paul, 1892- person
associatedWith Brooks, Lawrence Graham, 1881-1981 person
associatedWith Business Advisory and Planning Council for the Dept. of Commerce (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Byrnes, James F. (James Francis), 1882-1972 person
associatedWith Cousins, Norman. person
associatedWith Davis, William Hammatt, 1879- . person
associatedWith Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971 person
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associatedWith Fetter, Frank A. (Frank Albert), 1863-1949 person
associatedWith Fisher, Dorothy Canfield, 1879-1958 person
associatedWith Hansen, Alvin Harvey, 1887- person
associatedWith Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell), 1891-1986 person
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associatedWith Ickes, Harold L. (Harold LeClair), 1874-1952 person
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associatedWith Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 person
associatedWith Judd, Walter Henry, 1898- person
associatedWith Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 person
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associatedWith Mid-Century Convocation on the Social Implications of Scientific Progress (1949 : Massachusetts Institute of Technology) corporateBody
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associatedWith Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 person
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associatedWith Perkins, Frances, 1880-1965 person
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associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 person
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associatedWith Stettinius, Edward R. (Edward Reilly), 1900-1949 person
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associatedWith Willkie, Wendell L. (Wendell Lewis), 1892-1944 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
Vermont
United States
Subject
Business and industry
Screw-threads--Standard
Mechanical engineering
Legislators--Interviews
Legislators--United States
Businessmen--Political activity
Internal security
Politics, government and public administration
Standards--Engineering
Machine-tool industry--United States
Occupation
Businessmen
Engineers
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Birth 1880-09-28

Death 1970-02-19

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