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Walter Gordon Fox

Walter Gordon Fox, American civil engineer.


  • Fox, Walter Gordon was born on May 8, 1863 in Hoboken, New Jersey, United States. Son of Conrad and Susan Eliza (Golding) Fox.

  • Education

    • Graduate in civil engineering Lycee Henri IV, Paris, France, 1880.


    • Various engineering position with C.,Rhode Island & P.Ry., C. & O. R.R., Norfolk & Western, New York City & Hassaram Rijhumal rys., Hudson River Tunnel, etc., 1880-1899. Went to Ecuador, S.A., 1899, and had charge of location and construction of a div. of Guayaquil & Quito Railway, the road starting at sea level and rising to elevation of 11,000 feet. Returned to the United States, 1903, and as div. engineer located and constructed a part of the White River Railway in Arkansas.

      In employ of government of Ecuador, surveying a line to the Curaray River, 1905-1906. In charge construction of extension of Mexican Southern Railway, state of Oaxaca, Mexico, 1910-1911. Now director engineering and construction of Curaray R.R., Ambato, Ecuador.


    • Author: Transition Curves, 1893. Also published pamphlets on field engineering and stresses in bridges and roofs.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    • Married May Frances McDonald, of New York, September 28, 1889.
    • father: Conrad Fox
    • mother: Susan Eliza (Golding) Fox
    • spouse: May Frances McDonald
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