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Frank Oliver Dufour

Frank Oliver Dufour, American civil engineer. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Railway Engineering Association, Sigma Xi, Theta Delta Chi.

Background

  • Dufour, Frank Oliver was born on January 1, 1873 in at Washington. Son of John Francis Ruter and Florida E. (Everett) Dufour.

  • Education

    • C.E., Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, 1896.

    Career

    • 1 son, Robert Seton. Assistant engineer Lehigh Valley R.R., 1896-1898. Instructor сivil engineering, Lehigh University, 1898-1902. Professor civil engineering, University of Cincinnati, 1902-1904.

      Acting professor bridge engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1904-1905. Assistant professor structural engineering, University of Illinois, 1905-1913. Principal assistant engineer with D.A. Keefe, 1913.

      Consulting engineer, Athens, Pennsylvania, 1913-1914. Senior structural engineer, central district Division of Valuation, Interstate Commerce Commission, Chicago, 1914-1915. Structural engineer with Stone & Webster, Boston, 1915-1921.

      Professor civil engineering and director Materials Testing laboratories, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, 1921-1928. Now construction engineering, United Engineers & Constructors, Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Works

    • Author: Bridge Engineering, 1908, revised edit., 1931. Roof Trusses, 1908
    • Structural Drafting, 1911. Contributor to various technical mags.

    Membership

    Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Railway Engineering Association, Sigma Xi, Theta Delta Chi. Clubs: Explorers (New York).

    Connections

    • Married Sarah Breisch, of S. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, September 2, 1901.
    • father: John Francis Ruter Dufour
    • mother: Florida E. (Everett) Dufour
    • spouse: Sarah Breisch
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