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Thomas Andrew Gillespie


Gillespie, Thomas Andrew, gen. contractor, of 50 Church st., New York City, was born, Pittsburgh, Pa., July 1, 1852; s. James and Diana (Mitchell) Gillespie;

 grad. Schs. Pittsburgh, Pa.; m. Pittsburgh, Pa., Jan. 7, 1875, Julia B. Wall; children: Thomas H., 
b. 1875; Henry L.. b. 1877; Jean Gillespie Jones, b. 1887; James Parke, b. 1889. Pres. The T. A. Gillespie Co., which has built Rondout siphon for Catskill aqueduct (4 miles long), tunnel under Hudson River for Catskill aqueduct (1200 feet below ground level), water supply works for many cities in U.S. and Can., locks and dams for U.S. Gov't, filtration plant for city of Pittsburgh, and many other large contracts. V.-p. and dir. East Jersey Pipe Co.; 

dir. Equitable Life Assurance Soc. of U.S.; Liberty Nat. Bank. Metre. Select Council, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1885-1895; chm'n Sinking Fund Comm'n, West Orange, N.J., 1909-1912. Presby'n. Mein. Am. Soc. Mech. Eng'rs, Am. Inst. Mining Eng'rs, Am. Water Works Ass'n, Pa. Soc. Recreations: Golf, motor boating. Clubs: Union League, Lawyers, Railroad (N.Y. City), Essex County Country (Orange, N.J.), Thousand Islands Yacht (commo. 1911-1913), Frontenac Yacht, Duquesne (Pittsburgh, Pa.) ; Hamilton (Paterson, N.J.). Residence: Silver Spring, Orange, N.J. 

Source:  Builders of Our Nation, Men of 1914 pub. Men of Nineteen-Fourteen, Chicago, Ill. 1915.


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