William R. Cosentini

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William Randolph Cosentini
William Randolph Cosentini

June 12, 1911
DiedJanuary 28, 1954
Other namesWilliam Cosentini
Bill Cosentini
OccupationMechanical engineer, entrepreneur
Known forCosentini Associates
Spouse(s)Rose Cosentini (1944-1947)

William Randolph Cosentini (June 12, 1911 - January 28, 1954) was an American mechanical engineer and businessman. He founded Cosentini Associates.

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Cosentini was born in 1911 to Italian immigrant parents, Eugenio and Vincenza Cosentini. He had an older brother, John (born 1909) and a younger sister, Mary (born 1913).

Cosentini attended New York University. There he earned his M.A. degree in mechanical engineering. In 1944, he married Rose DeStefano. They had two children together. Rose died in 1947 at 36 years of age.[1]

In 1951, he started W.R. Cosentini & Associates. The company later became known as Cosentini Associates. In the early days of the company, he worked on several notable projects. Those included installing the heating and air conditioning system in the Chrysler Building.[2]

Cosentini died of appendicitis on January 28, 1954 at 42 years of age.

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York · Page 13". Newspapers.com.
  2. "Development New York Magazine: Leading by Design" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-12-28. Retrieved 2015-01-14.

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