Harry A. Kidder
Harry Alvin Kidder was Superintendent of Motive Power of the Interborough Rapid Transit Company of New York City. He was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 24, 1874. After having operated for several years a number of small steam plants in New York City, he entered the Testing Department of the General Electric Company in 1903.
He was later employed as an engineer in the Railway Motor Department of that Company, remaining there until 1906 when he went with the Interborough Rapid Transit Company as Assistant Electrical Superintendent. Appointed Electrical Superintendent in 1914, and Assistant Superintendent of Motive Power in 1920, he became Superintendent of Motive Power in 1921.
He was elected an Associate of the AIEE in 1906, was transferred to the grade of Member in 1921, and has served the Institute in many capacities, including membership in the following committees: Power Generation, Headquarters, Standards, Executive, Finance, Coordination of Institute Activities, Edison Medal, Transportation, U. S. National Committee, I. E. C., and Special Committees on Institute Prizes, Technical Activities, and Contacts with the Public. He was a member of the first nine committees named and Chairman of the Finance Committee. He has been a Director since 1925, and was Chairman of the New York Section during the year 1925-26. He has been Chairman of the Winter Convention Committee and has served as a member of that Committee several times.
Mr. Kidder was a Past-President of the New York Electrical Society, a Trustee of the United Engineering Society, and a member of the Assembly of the American Engineering Council. He was also a member of the American Electric Railway Association.