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Robert Burrus Buckner Moorman

Robert Burrus Buckner Moorman, American educator, civil engineer. Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers (president mid-Missouri, Syracuse sects.; member American Concrete Institute, American Society Engineering Education, International Association Bridge and Structural Engineering, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Tau, Chi Epsilon (national president), Phi Mu Alpha.

Background

  • Moorman, Robert Burrus Buckner was born on November 12, 1904 in St. Louis. Son of Robert Buckner and Alice Patee (Burrus) Moorman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science with honors, University of Illinois, 1929, Master of Science, 1931. Doctor of Philosophy., Iowa State College, 1937.

    Career

    • Graduate research assistant сivil engineering University of Illinois, 1929-1931, special research assistant theoretical and applied mechanics, 1931. Assistant professor сivil engineering U. Mississippi, 1932-1935. From assistant to professor сivil engineering U. Missouri, 1935-1952.

      Professor, chairman сivil engineering department Syracuse University, 1952-1957. Professor сivil engineering Polytechnic Institute Brooklyn, from 1957, head department, 1957-1967. Teacher evening course structural frames U. Akron, 1943-1944, graduate courses in structures University Texas, summer 1950.

      Structural engineer Svedrup & Parcel, summers 1939, 40, consultant applied mechanics, 1942-1943, 46-48. Structural designer, bureau yards and docks Navy Department, summer 1940. Engineer Boeing Aircraft Company, Seattle, summer 1941.

      Structures consultant Goodyear Aircraft Corporation, 1943-1944. Bridge engineer R. Stuart Royal & Consoer Townsend & Associates, 1944-1945. Engineer guided missiles Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, 1945.

      Consultant stress and analysis St. Louis Car Company, 1946, Technology Appliance Corporation, 1955-1958. Consultant structures Erdman & Hosley, engrs., 1954-1957. Consultant Syracuse (New York) City Planning Commission, 1955-1956.

      Structural consultant Aluminum Association, from 1963, John Graham & Company, 1970-1971. Registered profile engineer, New York, Missouri, Kentucky.

    Works

    • Author: (with John I. Parcel) Analysis of Statically Indeterminate Structures, 1955. Contributor articles to professional publications.

    Membership

    Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers (president mid-Missouri, Syracuse sects. Member American Concrete Institute, American Society Engineering Education, International Association Bridge and Structural Engineering, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Tau, Chi Epsilon (national president), Phi Mu Alpha.

    Connections

    • Married Josephine Margaret Nelson, September 9, 1931.
    • father: Robert Buckner Moorman
    • mother: Alice Patee (Burrus) Moorman
    • spouse: Josephine Margaret Nelson
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    Born November 12, 1904
    Died February 2, 1974
    (aged 69)
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