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Arthur Willard French

Arthur Willard French, American civil engineer. member of the board overseers Thayer School of Civil Engineering, 1925-1939.; Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Society Promotion Engineering Education, Boston Society of Civil Engineers.

Background

  • French, Arthur Willard was born on July 13, 1868 in Battle Creek, Michigan, United States. Son of Willard and Elmira (Holt) French.

  • Education

    • Student Dartmouth College, 1887-1890. C.E., Thayer School Civ. Engineering (Dartmouth), 1892.

    Career

    • Civ. engineer Platte River Paper Mills, Denver, 1892-1894, assistant U.P., Denver & Gulf Railway, 1894-1895. Assistant professor civil engineering, Thayer School Civ. Engineering, 1895-1898.

      Professor civil engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1899-1938, professor emeritus since 1938.

    Works

    • Author: Stereotomy (with H. C. Ives), 1902.

    Membership

    Member of the board overseers Thayer School of Civil Engineering, 1925-1939. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Society Promotion Engineering Education, Boston Society of Civil Engineers.

    Connections

    • Married Carrie Viola Kyte, of Denver, Colorado, July 2, 1895. Children: Willard Kyte, Robert Fletcher, Frederick Arthur, Walter Horace.
    • father: Willard French
    • mother: Elmira (Holt) French
    • spouse: Carrie Viola Kyte
    • children: Willard Kyte French
    • Robert Fletcher French
    • Frederick Arthur French
    • Walter Horace French
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