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Leonor_F._Loree

Leonor F. Loree

Leonor Fresnel Loree (April 23 1858September 6 1940) was an executive of many railroads in the United States.

Loree was born on April 23, 1858, at Fulton City, Ill. the son of William Mulford and Sarah Elizabeth Marsh Loree. He died Sept. 6, 1940, at West Orange, N.J. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers College in 1877, a Master of Science from Rutgers in 1880, Civil Engineering degree from Rutgers in 1896 and a Doctor of Law degree from Rutgers in 1917. He also obtained a Doctor of Engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1933. He was President of the Delaware & Hudson Railroad; had interests in Kansas City; Southern, Baltimore and Ohio, New York Central, and the Rock Island Railroads. Was a Trustee at Rutgers University from 1909-1940 and was Chairman of the Rutgers Board of Trustees Committee on New Jersey College for Women (now Douglass College) until 1938. He was the donor of the New Jersey College for Women Athletic Field (which is now Antilles Field). Rutgers has a building named after Leonor Fresnel Loree. The Loree Building was erected in 1963 and is on the Cook/Douglass campus. More information about Loree including a picture can be found in the book "New Jersey - A History" Volume 5 which is available in the Rutgers University Special Collections and University Archives located in Alexander Library. There is also information on Loree in the book "Who's Who in New Jersey" from 1939. This information was provided to me, a living descendant of Leonor F. Loree, by Rutgers University. If there are any further questions, please feel free to contact me at: aqualynaz@yahoo.com

In 1923, Loree was a principal founder of The Newcomen Society in North America, a learned society promoting engineering, technology and free enterprise.

Memorials

  • The Loree Building at Rutgers University is named after him.
  • There was a coal colliery named after him in Larksville, PA.
  • There were several locomotives named after him.

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