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C. Donald Carpenter Jr.

_CarpenterOccupation: Country Land Surveyor; Title Researcher (Retired)
Born: Ballston Spa, New York, November 9, 1933

Coursework, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1951-1958)

Engineering Technician; Licensed Land Surveyor (56 years)

President, Carpenter Associates, PC, Galway, NY (1984-Retirement)
Principal, C. Donald Carpenter, Galway, NY (1973-1984)
Deputy Director, Saratoga County Real Property Tax, Ballston Spa, NY (1971-1973)
Deputy Director, Saratoga County Planning Board, Ballston Spa, NY (1966-1971)
Office Manager, Coulter McCormack Surveyors, Saratoga Springs, NY (1964-1966)
Computer Programmer, Rist-Frost Associates, Glen Falls, NY (1962-1964)
Highway Designer, J. Clarkeson Consultant Engineer, Albany, NY (1957-1962)
Designer, Medium Motors Department, General Electric Company, Schenectady, NY (1955-1957)

Career Related:
Consultant, Ancient Land Title and Municipal Boundary Matters; Expert Witness, Land Patent and Boundary Disputes; Self-taught Historian

With, 2-Year Term, Reserve Officers’ Training Corps; With, 6-Year Term, United States Army Reserve

Committeeman, Galway Conservative Party (1978); Active Member, Greenfield Environmental Commission (1972-1976)

Creative Works:
Reconstructor, Land Patent Maps from Original Survey Records, “The Mosher Furnace of Galway, N.Y., A Small Town Plow Factory” (2010); Author, “Kayaderosseras Allotment Maps” (1964); Author, “A Comprehensive History of the Kayaderosseras Patent”

Recipient, Award of Merit, Federation for Historical Services (1988); Honoree, First Place, Map Competition, New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors

Member, New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors; Member, Lions Clubs International; Member, Schenectady County Historical Society; Member, Galway Preservation Society; Member, Butternut Valley Tractor Club; Member, Tri-State Antique Tractor Club; Member, Early American Industries Association; Past Member, Board of Directors, Eastern New York Society of Land Surveyors


Son of C. Donald Carpenter and Carolyn (Male) Carpenter
Children: Ann M.; Arthur D.; Marilyn J.; Catherine M.; Duane D.; John T.; Scott C.
13 Grandchildren
11 Great-Grandchildren
Note: Family is “Off The Farm,” as both of his grandfathers were successful farmers. “That is how you really learn to work!”

Hunting; Farming; Music; Writing; Antique books

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in Finance and Industry – 1992-1993, 27th Edition (pub. 1991)
Who’s Who in Finance and Industry – 1989-1990, 26th Edition (pub. 1989)

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