Dunn - Gano Sillick Dunn (1870-1953)


Dunn - Gano Sillick Dunn (1870-1953)

Gano Sillick Dunn was born on October 18, 1870 to Nathaniel Gano and Amelia S. Dunn in New York.

Gano graduated from the College of the City of New York in 1889 and from the post graduate electrical course at Columbia University in 1891 receiving the first degree in electrical engineering awarded in the United States from Columbia University. His father died in 1892, estranged from his family. It was up to Gano to make his own way in the world.

In 1920, Gano Sillick Dunn (1870-1953) married Agnes Malcolm (Gayley) Milliken's mother, Julia Thurston (Gardiner) Gayley, on August 26, 1920 in New York City.

Gano Sillick Dunn was a "renaissance engineer", primarily electrical, but also at least an accomplished civil and mechanical engineer. Thomas Edison was impressed with him as an undergraduate and encouraged his career. Later Gano was president of J.G. White Engineering Corporation.




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