Full Name Frederick Remsen Hutton
Born 28 May 1853 in New York (Manhattan), New York
Died 14 May 1918 in New York (Manhattan), New York
Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York
Elected 1 June 1889 at age thirty-six
Mechanical engineering as a course in the curriculum of a great Eastern University was the lifework of Frederick Remsen Hutton. Graduating from Columbia with high honors, he promptly re-entered the service of the University as instructor in his chosen field, then a purely tentative undertaking. Under his management, his special field of work eventually became an independent department of Columbia. Of this department Dr. Hutton was the active head during twenty-five years. His associates in the important field of public education, which he chose, recall particularly that it was through his individual activity that the American Institute of Engineers [sic: American Society of Mechanical Engineers] was founded and conducted on a career of usefulness and success. Chosen as Secretary of this newly-organized institute at the age of only thirty, he retained the office and accepted the responsibilities during the subsequent twenty-four years.
Alexander Dana Noyes
1919 Century Association Yearbook