Leadership

PHILADELPHIA’S WATER CHIEF.

Issue 21 and Volume 1895 16.

PHILADELPHIA’S WATER CHIEF. John C. Trintwine, Jr., was appointed chief of the water bureau by Director Thompson. Mr. Trantwine was born in Philadelphia, March 17, 1850. In 1866 he secured employment with Morris, Wheeler & Co., iron and steel manufacturers, with whom he remained 17 years, becoming thoroughly acquainted with all the details of the business of that firm. During the latter years of his connection with Morris, Wheeler & Co., he acquired a thorough knowledge of civil engineering under the direction of his father, John C. Trautwine, Sr., himself a noted engineer. He was associated with his father in the revision of the Civil Engineers’ Pocket Book, and engineering works, retaining charge of the same until his father’s death in 1883. Since then Mr. Trautwine has enjoyed a large consulting practice as civil engineer. In 1884 Mr. Trautwine served as volunteer in the water department of the city under…

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