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George Richard Chatburn

George Richard Chatburn, American civil engineer. Mason.


  • Chatburn, George Richard was born on December 24, 1863 in near Magnolia, Iowa, United States. Son of Jonas Wellington and Mary (Burton) Chatburn.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Iowa State College, 1884, C.E., 1910. Master of Arts, University of Nebraska, 1897. Doctor of Engineering from Iowa State College, 1928.


    • Teacher district schools, Shelby County, Iowa, 1884-1885. Principal school, Plattsmouth, Nebraska, 1885-1889. Superintendent public schools, Humboldt, Nebraska, 1889-1891, Wymore, 1891-1894.

      Instructor and Adjunct Professor civil engineering, 1894-1905, associate professor and professor applied mechanics and machine design, since 1905, University of Nebraska, also head department applied mechanics and machine design. Railway and highway consulting engineer During World War had charge of publicity and instructional work of S.A.T.C., University of Nebraska.


    • Author: Highway Engineering. 1921
    • Highways and Highway Transportation, 1923.


    Party affiliation: Republican




    • Married Anna Murphy, July 21, 1889. Children: Mary Frances, Alice (deceased), George Richard.
    • father: Jonas Wellington Chatburn
    • mother: Mary (Burton) Chatburn
    • spouse: Anna Murphy
    • children: Mary Frances Chatburn
    • Alice Chatburn (deceased)
    • George Richard Chatburn
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    Born December 24, 1863
    Died January 30, 1940
    (aged 76)