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Lincoln Bush

Lincoln Bush, American civil engineer.


  • Bush, Lincoln was born on December 14, 1860 in Cook Company, Illinois, United States. Son of Lewis and Mary (Ritchie) Bush.

  • Education

    • Master of Science, Cook County Normal School, 1880. Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois, 1888, honorary Doctor of Engineering, 1904.


    • Assistant engineer U.P. R.R. and Pacific Short Line, 1888-1890. Assistant engineer with E. L. Corthell, 1890-1892. Chief draftsman, West Office Pittsburgh Bridge Company, 1892-1896.

      Assistant bridge engineer and acting div. engineer C.&N.W. R.R., 1896-1899. Bridge engineer, 1899-1900, principal assistant engineer, 1900-1903, chief engineer, D.,L.&W. Railroad, 1903-1908. Then retired. Inventor of a new method of constructing concrete and pile footings.

      Also the Bush train shed, Bush track construction Colonel Quartermaster Corps., United States of America, World War. Home: Kansas City, Mo.


    • Married Alma R. Green, 1890. Children: Cedric Lincoln, Denzil Sidney.
    • father: Lewis Bush
    • mother: Mary (Ritchie) Bush
    • spouse: Alma R. Green
    • children: Cedric Lincoln Bush
    • Denzil Sidney Bush
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    Born December 14, 1860
    Died December 10, 1940
    (aged 79)