in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1149 words.
Rankine, William Birch (04 January 1858–30 September 1905), attorney, promoter, and company director, was born in Owego, New York, the son of James Rankine, an Episcopal clergyman, and...