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Richard Sutton Buck

Richard Sutton Buck, American civil engineer. Awarded D.S.O. (British) for services on Somme and Arras fronts. Served with engineer and quartermaster corps, United States Army, 1887-1890; member Sanderson & Porter, New York City, 1907-1912; Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Society Military Engineers, Engineering Institute of Canada Awarded Rowland prize, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1899.

Background

  • Buck, Richard Sutton was born on November 21, 1864 in Georgetown, Kentucky, United States. Son of Richard Sutton and Juliana Scott (Randolph) Buck.

  • Education

    • Student of University of Mississippi, 1883. C.E., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1887.

    Career

    • Served with engineer and quartermaster corps, United States Army, 1887-1890. Manager Carney Phosphate Company, Florida, 1890-1892. Bridge design, New York City, 1893-1895.

      In charge construction Niagara Falls and Clifton Arch Bridge and Niagara Railway Arch Bridge, across Niagara River, 1895-1898. Chief engineer Lewiston and Queenstown Bridge, 1898-1899, Manhattan and Queensboro bridges, 1899-1902, Dominion Bridge of Canada, 1902-1904. Construction engineering in charge construction Manhattan and Queensboro bridges, 1904-1907.

      Member Sanderson & Porter, New York City, 1907-1912. Again chief engineer Dominion Bridge Company, 1912-1914. Engineer of way and structures New York Rys.

      Company, 1914-1917; major 11th Engineers, United States Army, with American Expeditionary Forces in France, 1917-1918. Valuation engineer and consultant parctice since 1919. Served as adviser to legal counsel Brooklyn City R.R., in suit involving $13,000,000.

      With others reported on projected bridge 9 miles long across San Francisco Bay.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Served with engineer and quartermaster corps, United States Army, 1887-1890. Member Sanderson & Porter, New York City, 1907-1912. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Society Military Engineers, Engineering Institute of Canada Awarded Rowland prize, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1899.

    Clubs: Brooklyn Engineers (past president).

    Connections

    • Married Laura Beverly Miller, June 30, 1890 (died March 1, 1934).; married second, Judith Marshall Fishburn, January 25, 1936 (died July 16, 1942). Children: Richard Sutton, Horace Miller.
    • father: Richard Sutton Buck
    • mother: Juliana Scott (Randolph) Buck
    • spouses: Laura Beverly Miller
    • Judith Marshall Fishburn
    • children: Richard Sutton Buck
    • Horace Miller Buck
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    Born November 21, 1864
    Died August 1, 1951
    (aged 86)
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