FRED A. CARPENTER
Fred A. Carpenter, president of Berkeley Pump Company, was born December 6, 1898 in Minneapolis, Minnesota; the son of Cecil F. and Marguerite (Howe) Carpenter.
Moved to San Joaquin Valley, California, at an early age where both formal and practical education was obtained. A start in engineering field was accomplished by aid of the “International Correspondence Schools” of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Carpenter was an engineer for the Byron Jackson Company, Berkeley, California, from 1919 to 1930; owner of the Advance Pump Company, Berkeley from 1933 to 1936; and has been president of Berkeley (California) Pump Company since 1937.
Member of the Berkeley, Sacramento and Washington (D.C.) Chambers of Commerce; belongs to the Presbyterian Church; and is a member of the Rotary Club of Berkeley.
Mr. Carpenter pioneered in the development of what is known as the Jet Type Deepwell Pump and has made many noteworthy contributions to the art of pumping water. He has several inventions on both Jet and Turbine Type Deepwell Pumps, all of which are assigned to the Berkeley Pump Company.
In the year 1933, Mr. Carpenter married Lana Bates; three children: Robert, Lorraine and Kenneth.
Home: 1430 Le Roy Avenue, Berkeley 7, California.
Offices: 829 Bancroft Way, Berkeley2, California.
Transcribed By: Cecelia M. Setty.
Source: “Eminent Californians 1953”, by Lee E. Johnson & C. W. Taylor. Page 196, C. W. Taylor Publ., Palo Alto, California, 1953.
© 2014 Cecelia M. Setty.