Photographs of Frank McLaughlin, 1936-1946  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Collector
McLaughlin, Frank, 1895-1972
Title
Photographs of Frank McLaughlin
Dates
1936-1946 (inclusive)
Quantity
23 photographic prints (1 box)
Collection Number
PH0588
Summary
Portraits of Frank McLaughlin, company president of Seattle's Puget Sound Power and Light Company from 1931 to 1960, as well as photographs from company banquets and meetings he attended.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Frank McLaughlin was president of Seattle's Puget Sound Power and Light Company from 1931 to 1960. Initially sent by his employer, the nationwide utility holding firm Stone and Webster, McLaughlin had the task of salvaging the firm's investment in Puget Power as it confronted the Depression economy and the social and political agitation for public ownership of electric power companies. Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, Puget Power faced public condemnation and repeated attempts at confiscation. McLaughlin countered with legal action, advertising, rate reductions, and a public speaking campaign. He personally gave some 3,000 speeches to groups during the first 20 years of his tenure. McLaughlin retired from Puget Power in 1960 and died May 28, 1972.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains photographs documenting some of Frank McLaughlin's activities at the Puget Sound Power and Light Company from 1936 to 1946. Included are portraits of McLaughlin as well as photographs of various events he attended for the company, such as sales dinners, a Camp Fire Girls dinner, and a series of "old timers" banquets honoring long-term employees.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Frank McLaughlin PortraitsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder item
1 1 between 1936 and 1946
1 2-3
Frank McLaughlin
Dudley, Roger (photographer)

Puget Sound Power and Light "Old Timers" Banquets, 1936-1946Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder item
2 4 February 1, 1936
3 5
"Old Timers" Group
Webster & Stevens (photographer)
December 23, 1938
4 6
"Old Timers" Group
Charlie Moog, Axel Oberg, Frank McLaughlin, Michael Cosgrove, and B.M. Atkins.
October 1939
4 7
Frank McLaughlin and Michael Cosgrove
October 1939
4 8
John Quinn, Frank McLaughlin, and Tom Montague
October 1939
5 9
Frank McLaughlin, Fred Struve, and W.K. Burntrager
May 23, 1941
6 10
Women's Committee Luncheon, Windsor Room, New Washington Hotel
Dudley, Roger (photographer)
General Winsor, Nell Moore, and Hazel Lybeck.
June 24, 1941
6 11 June 24, 1941
6 12
Women's Committee Luncheon, Windsor Room, New Washington Hotel
Dudley, Roger (photographer)
Julia Delea, Hazel Lybeck, Emma Bucey, Nell Moore, Nell Marks, Mary MacNeill.
June 24, 1941
7 13
Central Division "Old Timers" Party
Dudley, Roger (photographer)
Jim Stahley, "Whit" Whitehed, Frank McLaughlin, George Anderson, Art Bernard.
December 29, 1943
8 14
"Old Timers" Party, Bremerton, Washington
August 6, 1943
9 15
Frank McLaughlin, Ted Burntrager, and Bill McGrath
Dudley, Roger (photographer)
1945
10 16
Frank McLaughlin and Don King
Dudley, Roger (photographer)
May 24, 1946
10 17
Frank McLaughlin and Roy Samson
Dudley, Roger (photographer)
May 24, 1946

Puget Sound Power and Light Miscellaneous Banquets, 1936-1941Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder item
11 18
Annual Sales Dinner, Washington Athletic Club, Seattle, Washington
Webster & Stevens (photographer)
February 1936
12 19
Camp Fire Dinner, Washington Athletic Club, Seattle, Washington
Webster & Stevens (photographer)
May 6, 1941
12 20 May 6, 1941
12 21 May 6, 1941

Southeast Electrical Exchange MeetingReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder item
13 22
L.L. Curtiss, Gus (Hicks) Jaeger, C.W. Kellogg, Fritz Babcock, at the Edgewater Gulf Hotel, Edgewater Park, Biloxi, Mississippi
April 25, 1938

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • McLaughlin, Frank, 1895-1972--Photographs
  • Corporate Names :
  • Puget Sound Power and Light Company--Employees--Photographs
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Dudley, Roger (photographer)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Webster & Stevens (photographer)