MILO FREDERIC MCALPIN, the youngest
son of Robert McAlpin, has been intimately associated with the electrical
development of New York City for sixteen years. Born October 20, 1873, at
Lee, Massachusetts, he studied at public schools in Massachusetts and
Wisconsin, graduating at Harvard University in 1897. From 1898 to 1901, he
was associated with the National Bank of Commerce in New York, of which
Mr. J. Pierpont Morgan was then Vice-President. Here he gained much
valuable experience of men and Wall Street affairs, and, of course, a
broad outlook on life. In 1901 he became associated with the New York
Edison Company, and has devoted the major part of his life to the science
and art of the generation and distribution of electric current. Mr.
McAlpin has witnessed from within and has been a part of the well known
miraculous growth of the electric industry which was started by Mr. Edison
in New York City in 1880, an investment to-day in the United States of
twelve billion dollars.
He has also had a part in causing
the change of public feeling toward public service corporations from one
of hostility to one of fairness and friendliness, and of the even greater
change in the spirit of the public service corporations toward the public,
that is a change from a "Public be damned" policy to a "Public be pleased"
policy, now universally practiced by all corporations, which successfully
serve the public.
The electrification of trunk line
railroads has also interested
Mr. McAlpin, and in recent years
he has devoted considerable attention to aviation, foreseeing the
marvelous development which is ahead of us in air transportation.
He is a member of many electrical
and scientific societies: of the Harvard Clubs of New York and Boston, and
of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York. Mr. McAlpin is
unmarried. He resides at 27 West 44th Street, New York. Golf, hunting and
shooting are his recreations, and in all out-of-door sports he is greatly
interested. He trained at the Plattsburg Military Camp of 1916, being a
staunch advocate of universal military training. He has travelled
extensively in the United States, Canada, and other countries of the
world. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. McAlpin ‘s business
address is: Consolidated Gas Building, Irving Place and Fifteenth Street,
New York City.