Makers of Fort Worth Page: 47
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A. J. Duncan
J. DUNCAN, president
of the Fort Worth Power
and Light Company, has
been connected with various
public utilities in
the city since he came
here after long connection as an
electrical engineer with big New York
concerns. He was former manager
of the Citizens Railway and Light
Company, operating the R o s e n
Heights and Arlington Heights car
systems and the extensive power and
light business of that company. When
a merger of the power companies
was made, with the consent of the
city commission, he was chosen to
manage the concern, and the erection
of the mammoth plant that now
supplies current for many industrial
concerns in the city, as well as for
many outlying sections. It is now
being enlarged and will form one of ;
the series of immense plants that
will carry electricity to the farms as
well as the cities of Texas. Before
coming to Fort Worth Mr. Duncan
was connected with a number of important
Eastern works of note, among
them being the New York subway
construction. Installation of an underground
conduit system for all the
business district and the White Way
system of lighting. He is a member
of the American Society of Electrical
Engineers, a director in the Chamber
of Commerce, member of the River
Crest Country Club and of other
city clubs. Mr. Duncan is the son of WER
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Duncan. His
mother was a sister of the late President
McKinley. He was born at
Pittsburg, Pa. He married Miss Van
Deusen of New York.
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Newspaper Artists' Association, Forth Worth. Makers of Fort Worth, book, 1914; Fort Worth. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth41334/m1/48/: accessed May 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Amon Carter Museum.