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Whitton, Beaumert, 1910-1990



  • Existence: 1910 - 1990

Biographical Note

Beaumert Harrison Whitton, 1910-1990, was an alumnus of the Massachusetts Iinstitute of Technology MIT. He earned the SB, 1933, building engineering. He later went to work for his family's business, the Southeastern Construction Company, in Charlotte, NC, and ultimately became president of the company. In 1932, as an MIT student, he took part in what was known as the "Thorne-Loomis" industrial trip, which in that year covered part of the industrial United States, covering 5,500 miles in 42 days.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Beaumert H. Whitton diary and photographs of Thorne-Loomis Trip through Industrial America

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 39080024709757]
Identifier: MC-0111
Scope and Contents of the Collection The Beaumert H. Whitton collections consists of photographs and a diary by Whitton of a trip taken with other Massachusetts Institute of Technology students from Boston to Minneapolis, Birmingham, Ala., and back to Boston during which they visited manufacturing plants and military facilities. This trip occured from June 13, 1932 to July 24, 1932, covered 5,500 miles, 23 states in the United States, and visits to 30 plants. Site visits are described in the diary, and photographs complement...
Dates: 1932, 1959