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Samuel Serson Baxter

Samuel Serson Baxter, American consultant engineer. award National Soc.


  • Baxter, Samuel Serson was born on February 6, 1905 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Matthew and Elizabeth (Serson) Baxter.

  • Education

    • Student, Drexel Institute Tech.


    • Registered profile engineer Various engineering positions Bureau Engineering, Philadelphia, 1923-1939, assistant chief engineer, chief engineer, 1946-1952. Assistant director Public Works, Philadelphia, 1939-1942. Commissioner, chief engineer Water Department, from 1972.

      Construction engineering, from 1972. Chairman of the Board East Girard Savings Association, Philadelphia, from 1962. Vice president Philadelphia council Boy Scouts American, 1963-1968, president, 1968-1969.

      Trustee Drexel U., from 1971.


    A member of a Christian Church should support all social initiatives having a purpose to maintain and strengthen well-being and progress of the whole community and its members.


    Salvation can be achieved through deep and sincere believe in God.

    Denomination: Methodist


    The family has its own complex identity as a small community of covenant love and trust.


    Served to major C.E. Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Named Engineer of Year Philadelphia chapter Pennsylvania Society Professional Engineers, 1959. Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers (director 1959-1962, president 1971).

    Member American Public Works Association (president 1947, chairman research foundation 1965-1977), American Water Works Association (director) 1959-1962, president 1965-1966), Engineers. Club Philadelphia (president 1963), National Academy Engineering, Drexel U. Alumni Association (president 1969-1973). Club: Union League (Philadelphia).


    • Married Norma Ruth Winter, October 8, 1932. Children: Richard A., Linda C. Student, Drexel Institute.
    • father: Matthew Baxter
    • mother: Elizabeth (Serson) Baxter
    • spouse: Norma Ruth Winter
    • children: Richard A. Baxter
    • Linda C. Student Baxter
    • Drexel Inst Baxter
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    Born February 6, 1905