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Alex James Mcgaw

Alex James Mcgaw, Irish civil engineer. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society of Civil Engineers (president Wyoming section 1940).

Background

  • Mcgaw, Alex James was born on March 2, 1909 in Belfast, Ireland. Son of Robert and Mina (McClue) Mcgaw.

  • Education

    • Came to the United States, 1912, naturalized, 1938. Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Wyoming, 1933, Bachelor of Science with honor, 1934, C.E., 1937.

    Career

    • Assistant combustion engineer Standard Oil Corporation, Indiana, Aruba, N.W.I., 1929-1931. Structural engineer Standard Oil Corporation, New Jersey, Aruba, N.W.I., 1934. Special engineer Wyoming State Engineers Office, 1935.

      Member of faculty U. Wyoming since 1935, professor сivil engineering since 1943, head department civil and architectural engineering since 1948, acting dean, graduate school, 1949, college engineering, 1952, dean of engineering, since since 1964. City engineer, City of Laramie, Wyoming, 1940, 41. Head structural design Toltz, King & Day, engrs., architects, air base, Casper, Wyoming, 1942.

      Construction engineering, since 1940. Trustee Ivinson Memorial Hospital.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society of Civil Engineers (president Wyoming section 1940). Clubs: Laramie Country (president 1948), Rotary.

    Connections

    • Married Margaret Hopkins, December 20, 1931. Children: Jo Ann, Michael Robert, Nancy Kathleen.
    • father: Robert Mcgaw
    • mother: Mina (McClue) Mcgaw
    • spouse: Margaret Hopkins
    • children: Jo Ann Mcgaw
    • Michael Robert Mcgaw
    • Nancy Kathleen Mcgaw
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