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Couch, Harvey Crowley (21 August 1877–30 July 1941), entrepreneur, was born in Calhoun, Arkansas, the son of Thomas Gratham Couch, a preacher and farmer, and Manie Heard. The Couches were of Welsh extraction. Harvey Couch grew up in rural poverty with little formal schooling until the illness of his father led the family to give up farming and move to Magnolia, Arkansas, where at age seventeen Couch completed his education at the Magnolia Academy. He credited his education to a teacher, Pat Neff, later a governor of Texas....

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Sporn, Philip (25 November 1896–23 January 1978), electrical engineer and utility executive, was born in Folotwin, Austria, the son of Isak Sporn and Rachel Kolker. He emigrated with his family to the United States at age eleven and attended public schools in New York City. He became a U.S. citizen through his father’s naturalization in 1907. He graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from Columbia University in 1918. While finishing the degree he took a position with the Crocker Wheeler Manufacturing Company, and in 1919 he became an electrical utility engineer with the Consumers Power Company in Michigan....