Kwong Hein Chow

     Kwong Hein Chow (1863-1889, Class of 1884), a native of Guangdong province, was a member of the third detachment of the CEM.[1] Coming to the US at age 12, he prepped at Williston before matriculating at MIT in 1880. After the recall, he was sent to the Tangshan Kaiping Mining School in Tangshan, China. He later worked for the Chinese Mining and Engineering Company in Tangshan. Kwong died in 1889. His cousin, Kwong King Yang, also attended MIT.




[1] Class of '84 MIT: Twenty-fifth Anniversary Book. For more on Kwong, see CEM Connections.

Sources: MIT Chinese Students Directory: For the Past Fifty Years, 1931; Class of '84 MIT: Twenty-fifth Anniversary Book, 1909; the Technology Review; The Tech; the MIT Course Catalogue; MIT's Reports to the President; Who's Who of American Returned Students (You Mei tongxue lu), Beijing: Tsinghua College, 1917; CEM Connections; Thomas La Fargue, China's First Hundred. Pullman: State College of Washington, 1942; and The Thomas La Fargue Digital Collection (Washington State University Libraries).