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Charles Dwight Curtiss

Charles Dwight Curtiss, American engineer, association executive. Recipient Gold Medal, Department Commerce; Alumni award, 1953, Centennial award, 1955, Michigan State University; George S. Bartlett award for contribution to highway proggress, 1957.


  • Curtiss, Charles Dwight was born on December 23, 1887 in Camden, Michigan, United States. Son of Manly Jackson and Addie Elmira (Alward) Curtiss.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Michigan State College, 1911. Master of Arts, Columbia, 1915. C.E., Iowa State College, 1916.


    • Instructor сivil engineering Michigan State College, 1911-1913. Superintendent asphalt plant Continental Public Works Company, 1914. Bridge inspector Michigan State Highway Department, 1915.

      Assistant engineer Iowa State Highway Commission, 1915-1917. Testing and inspector engineer J.B. McCrary Company, Atlanta, 1917. Assistant to chief United States Bureau of Public Roads, Department of Commerce, 1919-1927, chief div. control, 1927-1943, deputy comr. finance and management 1943-1955, commissioner 1955-1957.

      Special assistant to executive vice president, American Road Builders Association, from 1958. First lieutenant to captain, American Expeditionary Force, 1917-1919.


    Member American Society of Civil Engineers (1st Executive Committee highway Division and secretary of div. 1923-1947, chairman of the executive committee 1926. Member Institute Traffic Engineers.

    Mason (32 degree).; Club: Cosmos (Washington).


    • Married Dorothea Davis, July 18, 1919. Children: Charles Dwight, Martha.
    • father: Manly Jackson Curtiss
    • mother: Addie Elmira (Alward) Curtiss
    • spouse: Dorothea Davis
    • children: Charles Dwight Curtiss
    • Martha Curtiss
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    Born December 23, 1887