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James Powers Exum

James Powers Exum, American consultant engineer. Recipient Distinguished Engrng. Graduate award University Texas, 1964. Registered profile engineer, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina., Texas, Virginia.

Background

  • Exum, James Powers was born on October 11, 1900 in Mobeetie, Texas, United States. Son of Frank and Nancy Magdeline (Powers) Exum.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Continuing education, University Texas, 1922.

    Career

    • 1 son, James Powers. Draftsman, Harrington, Howard & Ash, consultant engrs., Kansas City, Missoury, 1922-1924, designer bridge div. Texas Highway Department, 1924-1925. Designer, chief draftsman Harrington, Howard & Ash, 1925-1928.

      Chief draftsman, principal assistant engineer Ash, Howard, Needles & Tammen, Kansas City, Missoury, 1928-1932. Assistant engineer bridge div. Texas Highway Department, 1932-1938, senior designing engineer, 1938-1943, bridge engineer, 1943-1948.

      Associate engineer, Howard, Needles, Tammen & Bergendoff, New York City, 1948-1950, partner, 1950-1965, member of advisory board. Consultant 1965-1977. Principal works: Delaware Memorial Bridge, Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge, Cooper River Bridge, New Jersey, Maine and Delaware turnpikes, Newark Bay Bridge and Jersey City Expressway, also Route 24 Expressway, NLJ.

    Membership

    Member National, Texas (president 1947) societies professional engrs., American Society of Civil Engineers (president Texas 1948), American Institute Cons. Engineers (president 1963), American Concrete Institute, Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon, Theta Xi. Clubs: Canoe Brook Country (Summit, New Jersey).

    Connections

    • Married Louise Ramsay, September 6, 1924.
    • father: Frank Exum
    • mother: Nancy Magdeline (Powers) Exum
    • spouse: Louise Ramsay
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    Born October 11, 1900
    Died December 22, 1977
    (aged 77)
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