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HENRY STURGIS DRINKER, E.M., LL.D.

President of Lehigh University.

E.M. ‘71, Lehigh University; LL.D., Lafayette College, '05; Franklin and Marshall College, ‘10; University of Pennsylvania, ‘11; Princeton University, ‘18.

Secretary of the Alumni Association, ‘76, and President, ‘79; Alumni Trustee, '77-'79, '89-93; elected Member of Board of Trustees, ‘93, and held office as Trustee until ‘05; elected President of Lehigh University, June 14, 1905; installed, October 12, 1905.

Admitted to the Bar of Pennsylvania, ‘77; Pennsylvania Supreme Court, ‘80; Courts of New York State, ‘99. General Solicitor for Lehigh Valley Railroad Company, '85-'05.

Published: “Treatise on Tunneling, Explosive Compounds and Rock Drills,”’87; ”Treatise on Explosive Compounds and Rock Drills “‘82’ an enlarged edition of Balls’ “Railroad and Telegraph Laws of Pennsylvania,” ‘84. Author of various papers read before the American Institute of Mining Engineers.

Past Manager of the American Institute of Mining Engineers and now Vice-President and Member of the Board of Directors; was one of the founders of the Institute in 1871. Member: Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education; American Association for the Advancement of Science; Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Honorary Member of Tau Beta Pi. President of American Forestry Association, ‘12—’13, ‘13—’14, ‘14—’15. President of the Pennsylvania Forestry Association, ‘17—’ 18, ‘18—’ 19; President of the Society of the National Reserve Corps of the United States, ‘13—14, '14-15; Chairman Governing Committee Military Training Camps Association, ‘16—’ 17, ‘17—’ 18, and Secretary of the Advisory Board of University Presidents on Summer Military Instruction Camps; Chairman of the Conservation Board, Pennsylvania Fuel Administration; Chairman of the Pennsylvania Branch of the League to Enforce Peace. Member: Century Club, New York; University Club, New York; City Club of New York; University Club, Philadelphia; Engineers’ Club, Philadelphia; Engineers’ Club, Harrisburg, Pa. Honorary Member Engineers’ Club, Scranton, Pa.; Honorary Member University Club, Washington, D.C.

President of the Bach Choir; Trustee of St. Luke’s Hospital; Trustee, Bethlehem Preparatory School.

 


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