McCALEB, WILLIAM B., assistant engineer of Pennsylvania railroad, was born at Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland county, Pa., May 18, 1862. He is a son of John D. and Sarah B. (Sherrick) McCaleb, both natives of Westmoreland county, and both of American ancestry. Both parents are living and reside at Mt. Pleasant, where for many the father was a prominent merchant and manufacturer. He was a justice of the peace for two terms and is well and favorably known in business circles. The parents had born to them five children, four of whom are living, namely: John S., residing in Connersville, Fayette county, Pa.; Ella, residing at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., secretary of Vassar College; William B., and Effie, residing at home. George H. died in 1884, aged twenty-five years. William B.was educated in the public schools and at Mt. Pleasant Institute. After completing his education, in 1880, he entered the service of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company in the capacity of chainman in an engineering corps, located at Collinsville, and served in this capacity there and at Pittsburgh and Altoona for three years, when he was promoted to assistant supervisor, serving in this position at New Florence, Harrisburg and Greensburg until 1886, when he was promoted to supervisor. He served in this position at Tyrone, Middletown and Downingtown until December, 1889, when he was appointed assistant engineer of West Pennsylvania division with headquarters at Allegheny City, where he was located until January 1, 1893, when he was transferred to the same position on the Middle division with headquarters at Harrisburg. He is a member of the Engineers Club, of Philadelphia. In political views he is a Republican. He attends the Presbyterian church.