Edgar Rickard

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Edgar Rickard
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BornJanuary 17, 1874
DiedJanuary 21, 1951
OccupationMining Engineer
Parent(s) Reuben Rickard

Edgar Rickard (January 17, 1874 – January 21, 1951) was a mining engineer [1] and lifelong confidant of U.S. President Herbert Hoover [2] :3.




He was the son of mining engineer Reuben Rickard, and the brother of Thomas Rickard, a mining engineer and one-time mayor of Berkeley, California [3] . He was born on January 17, 1874 in Pontgibaud, France [4] .


For many years around the turn of the century, he was the editor of a mining journal in London. [4]


Rickard died on January 21, 1951 [5] in San Francisco, California. [4]

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  1. TIMES, Special to THE NEW YORK (January 22, 1951). "EDGAR RICKARD, 77, ENGINEER, IS DEAD; Associate of Herbert Hoover on Belgian Relief Commission Well Known, in Mining Father Also an Engineer Manufacturing Firms Officer" via NYTimes.com.
  2. Reese, Brian Douglas (2018). A Mutual Charge: the Shared Mission of Herbert Hoover and Harry S. Truman to Alleviate Global Hunger in a Postwar World (MA). Portland State University. doi:10.15760/etd.6362 . Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  3. "Obituary". Mining and Scientific Press. Vol. 102 no. 57. San Francisco: Dewey Pub. Co. April 1, 1911. p. 483. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  4. 1 2 3 "Edgar Rickard, 77, engineer, is dead". The New York Times. January 22, 1951. p. 17. Retrieved 13 December 2019.(Subscription required.)
  5. Hayoit, Marie Claude. "The Second Quarter Century (1946-1971)". BAEF. Belgian American Educational Foundation. Archived from the original on 2019-12-13. Retrieved 13 December 2019.