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Edward Pixton Eardley
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Birth: Jan. 27, 1911
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Death: Dec. 31, 1996
Fairfax County
Virginia, USA

Washington Post, Friday, January 3, 1997

Edward P. Eardley
Electrical Engineer

Edward Pixton Eardley, 85, an electrical engineer who was a retired government official and former international consulting engineer, died of respiratory failure Dec. 31 at the Leewood nursing home in Annandale.

An Annandale resident since 1949, Mr. Eardley came to the Washington area in 1946 with the Rural Electrification Administration. After serving as REA coordinator with the Tennessee Valley Authority, he served from 1950 to 1953 as the Interior Department's representative with the Atomic Energy Commission's power reactor unit. He also served as chief engineer of Interior's water and power division before retiring from the governement.

After that, as an international engineering consultant, Mr. Eardley designed and helped supervise construction of electric power plants in Latin America, the Pacific Islands, Pakistan, Jordan and Thailand. He retired in 1980.

Mr. Eardley was a life member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Mr. Eardley, a native of Salt Lake City, Utah, was a 1935 graduate of the University of Utah where he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity [also Theta Tau, Skull and Bones, Owl and Key]. He designed and built rural systems for state and local governments before joining the REA in 1941 as a regional engineer.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Margy Anderson Eardley, who lives in Leewood in Annandale; a daughter, Linda Eardley Hollis of Annandale; a son Edward Brent Eardley of Dallas; a brother, Dr. Gene P. Eardley of Washington, Utah.


At the age of sixteen, Edward P. Eardley was chosen by the state of Utah for the distinguished "Thomas A. Edison" scholarship (only one chosen in each state)and traveled to New Jersey where a meet with Mr. Edison.
Family links: 
  Edward Holding Eardley (1878 - 1957)
  Olive Pixton Eardley (1881 - 1964)
  Margy Anderson Eardley (1917 - 1997)
  Leanore Pixton Eardley Brimley (1904 - 1978)*
  Kenneth Pixton Eardley (1906 - 1985)*
  Edward Pixton Eardley (1911 - 1996)
  Gene Pixton Eardley (1915 - 2006)*
  Paul Pixton Eardley (1915 - 1983)*
*Calculated relationship
Body donated to medical science
Created by: Gen🌹Sher
Record added: Jan 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64673338
Edward Pixton Eardley
Added by: Gen🌹Sher
Edward Pixton Eardley
Added by: Gen🌹Sher
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- Gen🌹Sher
 Added: Jul. 26, 2015
Miss you, Uncle Ed.
- Gen🌹Sher
 Added: Jan. 28, 2011

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