Utah's First Century! Sagebrush and Pioneer to a Treasure House in the Mountains

Utah's First Century! Sagebrush and Pioneer to a Treasure House in the Mountains

Utah's First Century! Sagebrush and Pioneer to a Treasure House in the Mountains

Utah's First Century! Sagebrush and Pioneer to a Treasure House in the Mountains

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INTRODUCTION OF MR. GADSBY, AT NEW YORK ON JANUARY 26, 1951, BY CHARLES E. OAKES, PRESIDENT, THE PENNSYLVANIA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY, ALLENTOWN; VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY COMMITTEE, IN THE NEWCOMEN SOCIETY.

My fellow members of Newcomen:

IN A LIFETIME most every one is called upon to serve in the capacity of introducing a speaker. On no occasion in the past can I recall an instance where it gives me greater satisfaction than to present to you the guest of honor of today. This gentleman has that rare combination of all the attributes of a gentleman -- courtesy, respect of the opinion of others, sincerity of purpose, and the dignity which commands respect when he must take a position in opposition to the majority on some controversial subject. The speaker is a man who has devoted a lifetime of experience to the public utility industry.

He was born in Collinwood, Ohio, and graduated from Marietta College, in 1906, and from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in 1909; and received his Doctor of Engineering Degree from the University of Pittsburgh, in 1927. He is rarely addressed as Doctor, which is a real evidence of the modesty of this estimable gentleman. Not only was he a Doctor by right of hard study, but he is a Doctor by reason of real service to the industry and to the Nation, which was shown by the fact that his Alma Mater, Marietta . . .

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