Born in Worcester, Massachusetts. Graduated from Cornell College in 1919. Founded Damon G, Douglas Construction Co. in Newark in 1931. Married Susan Post Havey (1900-1962) on May 21, 1922.
Served on the ANA Board 1943 to 1944. He received the Medal of Merit in 1948. Fellow of the American Numismatic Society. Past president of New Jersey Numismatic Society. Past president of New York Numismatic Club, 1949-1951. He was instrumental in placing a commemorative plaque at the former site of the Rahway Mint in 1954.
His New Jersey coppers were sold in the June 1975 Stack's Kissner Sale. His unpublished manuscript on NJ Coppers was issued by the ANS in 2003 with Gary Trudgen as editor.
Bio: The Jersey Journal and Jersey Observer, April 21, 1954, The Star Ledger [Newark, NJ], February 8, 1974. NNP acknowledges Julia Casey and Ray Williams for data in this entry.
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Numismatist and engineer Damon G. Douglas (d. 1974) was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, and grew up in Jacksonville, Florida. He graduated from Cornell College of Civil Engineering and went to work at Turner Construction Co. in New York City. In 1931 he started the Damon G. Douglas Construction Co. in Newark, New Jersey. He became a fellow of the American Numismatic Society in 1943 and was a member of the Society’s standing committee on United States coins. He also served as president of the New York Numismatic Club from 1949 to 1951. Beginning in the 1940s, he published articles on numismatics in The Numismatist, the monthly journal of the American Numismatic Association, and other publications.
Part of the American Numismatic Society Damon G. Douglas papers, 1774-1793, 1943-1961.