A Brief History of the Electric Club of Philadelphia
In the fall of the year 1917 a group of six pioneers met at the Hotel Adelphia to discuss plans for the formation of an Electric Club, in the City of Philadelphia. On November 15, 1917, the Constitution and By-Laws were adopted by the following, who became the “Founders” of the Club:
Edwin Arnold, M.E. Arnold & Co.
Benjamin B. Baessler
Percy H. Bartlett, The Philadelphia Electric Company
John F. Buchanan, J. F. Buchanan, Co.
John D. Cassell, Board of Education
Washington Devereux, Philadelphia Fire Underwriters Association
Alfred L. Hallstrom, Graybar Electric Co, Inc.
Joseph F. Israel, The Philadelphia Electric Company
Joseph Manypenny, Conduit Electrical Manufacturing Company
William T. Pringle, The Pringle Electric Manufacturing Company
Lambert K. Schauer
Frederick M. Shepard, Cates & Shepard
Gilbert S. Smith
Frank H. Stewart, Frank H. Stewart Company
George L. Thompson
James A. Vaughan, Stanley & Patterson
Harvey S. Walker, Walker Brothers
John L. Wansor
Philip H. Ward, Jr., Ward Electric Company
Roswell C. Williams, Jr.
Founders and Early Past Presidents