Detroit Water Works Commissioner Dead

Detroit Water Works Commissioner Dead

Edward S. Reid, engineering member of the board of water commissioners of Detroit, Mich., died in that city on June 13. Mr. Reid was born at Manhattan, Kan., on April 18, 1871, but moved to Michigan on the death of his father in 1877. His youth was spent in Romeo and Vassar, Mich., and he entered the University of Michigan from the Vassar high school, in 1889. He graduated from the University in mechanical engineering, Class of 1893, and immediately after graduating associated with Dean Cooley in special research work. In September, 1894 he accepted a position with the Whiting Foundry and Equipment Company and later founded the Northern Engineering Works, of Detroit, serving as vice-president and chief engineer.

Mr. Reid took a great interest in civic affairs through his membership on the board of water commissioners. He was appointed by Mayor James Couzens, November 20, 1922, and was continued a member of that board by Acting Mayor Jos. A. Martin. Acting Mayor John C. Lodge and Mayor John W. Smith.

Mr. Reid was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and served as secretary, treasurer and chairman of thi Detroit Section of the society. He was also actively interested in the Ass ciated Technical S,cietics of Detroit and the Detroit Engineering society. He was a member of the University Club of Detroit and the Detroit Boat Club.

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