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Scots and Scots Descendant in America
Part V - Biographies
Milo Frederic McAlpin

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.

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