Thompson, Sanford E. (Sanford Eleazer), 1867-1949

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The Thompson & Lichtner Company, of which Sanford Thompson was president, was a consulting firm in construction and engineering.

From the description of Series 4. Thompson & Lichtner Company files, 1902-1947. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63540870

Sanford E. Thompson, construction engineer, scientific management practitioner, and consultant, is best known for his application of Frederick W. Taylor's principles of scientific management to various construction and manufacturing problems, in an effort to develop accurate methods of management planning. Born on February 13, 1867 in Ogdensburg, NY, he graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he studied civil engineering and chemistry. He held several positions as engineer and superintendent of construction at a variety of plants until 1896, when he started consulting work. Between 1917 and his death in 1949 he was a partner in the Thompson and Lichtner Company, a management and engineering consulting firm. Thompson also served in a number of governmental posts between 1921 and 1943.

From the guide to the Sanford E. Thompson Papers, 1888-1949, bulk 1901-1935., (Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University.)

Construction engineer, scientific management practitioner and consultant.

From the description of Series 5, Subseries 1. Taylor-Thompson correspondence, 1892-1915. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63540868

From the description of Sanford E. Thompson. Series 1. Professional papers, 1888-1949, bulk 1915-1940. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63540878

From the description of Series 5, Subseries 2. Taylor-Thompson experiment documents, 1909-1915. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63540867

From the description of Sanford E. Thompson series 5, subseries 3. miscellaneous Taylor files, 1892-1963, bulk 1892-1915. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63540866

From the description of Sanford E. Thompson series 3. Publications, 1925-1946, bulk 1925-1940. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63540875

From the description of Thompson, Sanford E. Series 2. Correspondence, 1892-1949. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63540877

From the description of Sanford E. Thompson. Series 5. Frederick W. Taylor files, 1892-1915. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63540869

Construction engineer, scientific management practitioner and consultant.

Sanford E. Thompson, engineer and management consultant, applied Frederick W. Taylor's principles of scientific management to various construction and manufacturing problems, in an effort to develop accurate methods of management planning.

From the description of Thompson, Sanford E. Papers, 1888-1949, bulk 1901-1935. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63540879

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creatorOf Thompson, Sanford E. (Sanford Eleazer), 1867-1949. Thompson, Sanford E. Papers, 1888-1949, bulk 1901-1935. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Thompson, Sanford E. (Sanford Eleazer), 1867-1949. Sanford E. Thompson series 5, subseries 3. miscellaneous Taylor files, 1892-1963, bulk 1892-1915. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Stelling, John D. John D. and Valerie C. Stelling, Collectors. Sanford Thompson files Cornell University Library
creatorOf Sanford E. Thompson Papers, 1888-1949, bulk 1901-1935. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University.
creatorOf Thompson, Sanford E. (Sanford Eleazer), 1867-1949. Sanford E. Thompson. Series 5. Frederick W. Taylor files, 1892-1915. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Thompson, Sanford E. (Sanford Eleazer), 1867-1949. Report on the materials for the construction of the Calaveras Dam, for the Spring Valley Water Company / Sanford E. Thompson, Consulting Engineer. Water Resources Collections and Archives, WRCA
creatorOf Thompson, Sanford E. (Sanford Eleazer), 1867-1949. Series 5, Subseries 1. Taylor-Thompson correspondence, 1892-1915. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Thompson, Sanford E. (Sanford Eleazer), 1867-1949. Series 5, Subseries 2. Taylor-Thompson experiment documents, 1909-1915. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Hall, Keppele, 1872-1926. Hall, Keppele. Files, 1894-1926, bulk 1914-1923. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Thompson, Sanford E. (Sanford Eleazer), 1867-1949. Sanford E. Thompson series 3. Publications, 1925-1946, bulk 1925-1940. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Thompson, Sanford E. (Sanford Eleazer), 1867-1949. Thompson, Sanford E. Series 2. Correspondence, 1892-1949. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Thompson, Sanford E. (Sanford Eleazer), 1867-1949. Series 4. Thompson & Lichtner Company files, 1902-1947. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Thompson, Sanford E. (Sanford Eleazer), 1867-1949. Sanford E. Thompson. Series 1. Professional papers, 1888-1949, bulk 1915-1940. Cornell University Library
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associatedWith Barth, Carl, G., 1860-1939. person
associatedWith Bethlehem Iron Works. corporateBody
associatedWith Boston Society of Civil Engineers. corporateBody
associatedWith Danforth, William. person
associatedWith Danforth, William. person
associatedWith Feiss, Richard A. 1878-1954. person
associatedWith Forstmann Woolen Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Gilbreth, Frank Bunker, 1868-1924. person
associatedWith Hall, Keppele, 1872-1926. person
associatedWith Harwood, E. C. person
associatedWith Harwood, E. C. person
associatedWith Hathaway, H. K. person
associatedWith Hathaway, H. K. person
associatedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964. person
associatedWith Keynes, John Maynard, 1883-1946. person
associatedWith Ludlow Textile Manufacturing Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Midvale Steel Company. corporateBody
associatedWith National Consumers League. corporateBody
associatedWith Ralston Purina Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. person
associatedWith Salvation Army. corporateBody
associatedWith Schwarzenback Huber Weaving Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Spring Valley Water Company (San Francisco, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Taylor, Frederick Winslow, 1856-1915. person
associatedWith Tead, Ordway, 1891-1973. person
associatedWith Thompson & Lichtner Company, inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Umbagog Paper Mills. corporateBody
associatedWith Umbagog Paper Mills. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. War Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Van Du Zee, Harold. person
associatedWith Van Du Zee, Harold. person
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United States
United States
United States
United States
California
United States
Calaveras Dam (Calif.)
United States
Subject
Work measurement
Construction materials--Research
World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects
Depressions--1929
Management science
Marketing
Industrial management--United States
Methods engineering
World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States
Industrial engineering--United States
Industrial management
Marketing--Management
Marketing--United States
Foundries--United States--Management
Rubber industry and trade--United States--Management
Scientific management
Construction industry--United States--Management
Textile industry--United States--Management
Business cycles--United States
Depressions--1929--United States
Industrial productivity--United States
Unemployment--United States
Profit-sharing--United States
Earth dams--Design and construction
Industrial mobilization
Business cycles
Paper industry--United States--Management
Concrete--Testing
Industrial mobilization--United States
Work design
Wages--United States
Profit-sharing
Wages
Personnel management
Industrial productivity
Hosiery industry--United States--Management
Unemployment
Concrete construction
Industrial engineering
Occupation
Business consultants
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Birth 1867-02-13

Death 1949

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