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Charles A. Chase
(1876 - 1918)

President of the Colorado Scientific Society



From History of Colorado, Vol. II, 1918, Biographical sketches, p. 91

Charles A. Chase, a mining engineer of Denver, was born in Hartford, Wisconsin, November 4, 1876, a son of Albert E. and Emma J. (Jones) Chase. The father is a native of Vermont and the mother of Utica, New York, her father being Thomas Jones of that state. Albert E. Chase was a mining engineer and followed the profession for an extended period but is now living retired. A daughter of the family is Mrs. Porter J. Preston, now living in Denver.

In the acquirement of his education Charles A. Chase spent three years as a pupil in the high school of Georgetown, Colorado, and afterward attended and graduated from Central high school of Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1893. Subsequently he entered the University of Colorado, from which he graduated in 1898 with the Ph.D. degree. The following year he was made assayer for the Liberty Bell Gold Mining Company at Telluride, Colorado, and is still connected with the company, of which he is now the manager. He is also general manager of the Mogul Mining Company of Terry, South Dakota, and since 1912 has been consulting engineer to the Maxwell Land Grant Company of Raton, New Mexico. He is manager for the Colorado molybdenum department of the Primus Exploration Company, with mines at Empire, Colorado. He is a member of the American Institute of Mining Engineers and served as chairman of the Colorado section. He is also a member of the Colorado Scientific Society, of which he was the president in 1917; he belongs to the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America.

In 1901 Mr. Chase was united in marriage to Miss Ruth Hamilton, a daughter of Henry and Anna (Sanborn) Hamilton, of Washington, D.C. They have become parents of four children: Hamilton Chase, fifteen years of age; Elizabeth; David; and Charles H. The eldest three are in school.

Politically Mr. Chase is a republican. He is a member of the Colorado Chi Chapter, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, at the University of Colorado and belongs to the University Club of Denver.

Charles A. Chase also served on the Executive Committee for CSS in 1913 & 1914.