The Worcester of eighteen hundred and ninety-eightFifty years a city . hat town April 22, 1S43. His early education was obtained at thedistrict and high schools in his native town. He then learned a trade andfor some years worked in the shop, improving his spare time in study, thusfitting himself for the Lawrence Scientific School at Cambridge, from whichhe was graduated in the class of 68. For several months after his graduation he acted as assistant to ProfessorWinlock at the Harvard College observatory. He came to this city in 1869to become a teacher in the Worcester County Free Institute o

The Worcester of eighteen hundred and ninety-eightFifty years a city . hat town April 22, 1S43. His early education was obtained at thedistrict and high schools in his native town. He then learned a trade andfor some years worked in the shop, improving his spare time in study, thusfitting himself for the Lawrence Scientific School at Cambridge, from whichhe was graduated in the class of 68. For several months after his graduation he acted as assistant to ProfessorWinlock at the Harvard College observatory. He came to this city in 1869to become a teacher in the Worcester County Free Institute o Stock Photo
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The Worcester of eighteen hundred and ninety-eightFifty years a city . hat town April 22, 1S43. His early education was obtained at thedistrict and high schools in his native town. He then learned a trade andfor some years worked in the shop, improving his spare time in study, thusfitting himself for the Lawrence Scientific School at Cambridge, from whichhe was graduated in the class of 68. For several months after his graduation he acted as assistant to ProfessorWinlock at the Harvard College observatory. He came to this city in 1869to become a teacher in the Worcester County Free Institute of IndustrialScience, now familiarly known as the Worcester Tech, and was thusidentified with that institution from its beginning. For twenty-seven yearshe was at the head of the mechanical engineering department, and to hisskill and inventive genius the school is indebted for much of the admirableequipment of this department. He made the plans for building and equip-ping the engineering, power and hvdraulic laboratories which were built by 540 The Worcester of 1898.. the institute in 1895. He was twicemade acting principal of the institute, andhad an active and leading part in the firstquarter century of its history. Duringthe year 1889 Mr. Aldan spent severalmonths in Europe, visiting the Paris Ex-position, and also many of the technicaland other schools in England and Ger-many. In 1891 he received the degreeof Master of Mechanical Engineering fromCornell University. Professor Alden severed his connectionwith the Polytechnic Institute in July, 1896, and assisted in organizing the Plun-ger Elevator Company, whose plant islocated at Barbers Crossing. He is theGEORGE I ALOEfi. treasurer of this company, and also of the Norton Emery Wheel Company; a trusteeof the Peoples Savings Bank, and was for several years a trustee of theWorcester Mechanics Association. He is a member and past vice-presi-dent of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and a member ofthe Board of Examiner

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