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William Gerig

William Gerig, American civil engineer. member of the board engrs. Saluda Dam and construction engineering Fort Peck Dam on Missouri River; Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Society American Military Engineers, Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi.; Mason.

Background

  • Gerig, William was born on March 25, 1866 in Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, United States. Son of Francis Joseph and Caroline (Degen) Gerig.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University of Missouri, 1885, C.E., 1886, honorary Doctor of Laws, 1938.

    Career

    • Assistant engineer St. Louis & San Francisco R.R., 1886-1889. United States assistant engineer Mississippi River Commission, 1889-1890. Assistant engineer Chicago Drainage Canal, 1890-1900.

      Chief engineer Southwest Arkansas&I.Ty. Railway, 1890-1891; United States assistant engineer Mississippi River Commission, 1891-1905. Div. engineer Panama Canal, 1905-1908.

      Private practice, 1908-1909. Vice president, treasurer, chief engineer and general manager Pacific & Eastern Railway, construction engineering Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway and St. Paul Union Depot, and consulting highway engineer Jackson County, Oregon, 1909-1915. Construction engineering New York Barge Canal, etc., 1916.

      Engineer Alaskan Engineering Commission, 1917. Engineer and engineer in charge Anchorage div., Alaska R.R., 1918. Assistant chief engineer, Alaskan Engineering Commission, 1919-1923.

      United States assistant engineer, 1923, associate engineer, 1926, later senior engineer, head engineer Office of Chief Engineers United States Army, 1923-1938. Retired April 1, 1938.

    Works

    • Contributor to periodicals.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyn

    Membership

    Member of the board engrs. Saluda Dam and construction engineering Fort Peck Dam on Missouri River. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Society American Military Engineers, Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi.

    Connections

    • Married Fannie Crow, January 21, 1890. Children: Frank Austin, Mildred.
    • father: Francis Joseph Gerig
    • mother: Caroline (Degen) Gerig
    • spouse: Fannie Crow
    • children: Frank Austin Gerig
    • Mildred Gerig
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    Born March 25, 1866
    Died April 3, 1944
    (aged 78)
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