Horner, Frederick Cecil, 1887-1974

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Transportation engineer and executive with General Motors Corporation.

From the description of Papers, 1917-1960 (bulk 1922-1940). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 31816491

From the description of Papers of Frederick Cecil Horner, 1917-1960 (bulk 1922-1940). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79456428

Biographical Note

  • 1887, May 6: Born, Marshall, Va.
  • 1901 - 1916 : Employed by various construction and transportation companies
  • 1910: Married Miriam Ranson, Baltimore, Md.
  • 1916 - 1917 : President, Baltimore Motor Haulage Co., Md.
  • 1917 - 1919 : Served as first lieutenant and then captain in the Motor Transportation Department, Aviation Section, United States Army Signal Corps
  • 1919 - 1921 : Transportation engineer, Packard Motor Car Co., New York, N.Y.
  • 1921 - 1922 : Conducted independent research on transportation conditions in England and continental Europe
  • 1923: Presented paper entitled “English Cartage Practice: A Standard for Our Railway Terminal Trucking” before Society of Automotive Engineers, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1923 - 1940 : Employed by General Motors Corp. as organizer and manager of Railroad Service Department
  • 1929: Delivered paper entitled “Application of Motor Transport to the Movement of Freight and Passengers” before the World Engineering Congress, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1940: Established Washington, D.C., office of General Motors Corp.Chief, Highway Division, United States Army Transportation Corps
  • 1941: Member of American team headed by Eugene Ridings to study effects of bombing on transportation and public utilities in England
  • 1946: Organized Highway Department of General Motors Corp. distribution branch, Detroit, Mich.
  • 1948: Retired from General Motors Corp.
  • 1974, Sept. 29: Died, Alexandria, Va.

From the guide to the Frederick Cecil Horner Papers, 1917-1960, (bulk 1922-1940), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
correspondedWith Atterbury, William Wallace, 1866-1935 person
correspondedWith Barton, Bruce, 1886-1967 person
correspondedWith Budd, Ralph, 1879-1962 person
associatedWith Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Charity Organization Society of the City of New York. corporateBody
associatedWith Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933. person
associatedWith Cooper, Kent, 1880-1965 person
correspondedWith Cunningham, William James, 1875-1962 person
correspondedWith Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954 person
associatedWith General Managers' Association of New York. corporateBody
associatedWith General Motors Corporation. corporateBody
correspondedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964 person
correspondedWith Johnson, Pyke, 1888-1969 person
associatedWith Joint Committee of Railroads and Highway Users. corporateBody
associatedWith Joint Committee of Railroads and Highway Users. corporateBody
correspondedWith Kettering, Charles Franklin, 1876-1958 person
correspondedWith MacDonald, Thomas H. (Thomas Harris), 1881-1957 person
correspondedWith Mooney, James D. (James David), 1884-1957 person
associatedWith National Automobile Chamber of Commerce. corporateBody
associatedWith National Transportation Committee (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith National Transportation Conference (1923 : Washington, D.C.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Raskob, John J. (John Jakob), 1879-1950 person
associatedWith Regional Plan Association (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973 person
correspondedWith Sloan, Alfred P. (Alfred Pritchard), 1875-1966 person
associatedWith Society of Automotive Engineers. corporateBody
associatedWith Society of Automotive Engineers (U.S.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Stettinius, Edward R. (Edward Reilly), 1900-1949 person
correspondedWith Swayne, Alfred H. (Alfred Harris), 1870-1957 person
associatedWith World Engineering Congress 1929 : Tokyo, Japan) corporateBody
associatedWith World Engineering Congress (1st : 1929 : Tokyo, Japan) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York
United States
New York (State)--New York
Transportation Planning
Transportation and state
Transportation, Automotive--History
Automobiles--Societies, etc
Traffic safety
Transportation, Automotive--Law and legislation
Housing--New York (State)--New York
Automobile engineers--Societies, etc
Tenement houses
Transportation--New York (State)--New York
Transportation engineers--United States
Executives--United States


Birth 1887

Death 1974



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