Ward, George Clinton.

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George Clinton Ward (1863-1933), engineer and California utility company executive, was a native of New York, were his first work was in the construction of iron bridges and in railroad engineering. He was chief engineer for the Racquette lake Railroad in NY, owned by Collis P. Huntington. In 1905 Henry E. Huntington persuaded Ward to come to California. Ward became general manager first for the Huntington Land and Improvement Company and then for the Pacific Light and Power Company, where he was in charge of the Big Creek hyrdo-electric generating project. He was made vice-president of the Southern California Edison Company in 1917 and then president in 1932.

From the description of Papers of George Clinton Ward, 1847-1948 (bulk 1927-1936). (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122510161

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Watkins, Louise Ward, 1890-1974. Papers of Louise Ward Watkins, 1871-1974. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Ward, George Clinton. Papers of George Clinton Ward, 1847-1948 (bulk 1927-1936). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Erie Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Huntington, Collis Potter, 1821-1900. person
associatedWith Huntington, Henry Edwards, 1850-1927. person
associatedWith Huntington Land and Improvement Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Huntington Memorial Hospital (Pasadena, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Oberlin College. corporateBody
associatedWith Pacific Light and Power Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Southern California Edison Company. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Southern California. corporateBody
associatedWith Watkins, Louise Ward, 1890-1974. person
associatedWith Webb, William Seward. person
associatedWith Whipple, Squire, 1804-1888. person
associatedWith Zamorano Club. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Huntington Lake (Calif.)
Washington Court House (Ohio)
Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)
New York (State)
Big Creek (Calif.)
Boulder Canyon (Colo.)
Hydroelectric power plants


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Active 1948

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