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Luther Elwood Gregory

Luther Elwood Gregory, American civil engineer. member Alaskan Coal Commission, 1919; member board location San Francisco-Oakland bridge; Member American Society C. E., Society American Mil Engineers (trustee, director), Military Order of World War (commander Seattle chapter), Beta Theta Pi.; Mason (33°, Knights Templar, Shriner).

Background

  • Gregory, Luther Elwood was born on January 9, 1872 in Newark. Son of A. Belknap and Susan (Montrose) Gregory.

  • Education

    • C.E., School of Mines, Columbia, 1893. Honorary Doctor of Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1938.

    Career

    • February 1904); 5 daughters. Married second, Pauline E. Turner, November 12, 1918 (deceased January 1936). One son; married 3d, Ethel B. Nelson, June 20, 1947.

      Became civil engineer, United States Navy, 1898. Served as public works officer at United States naval stations. Member Alaskan Coal Commission, 1919.

      Chief of Bureau Yards and Docks, Navy Department, 1922-1929. Member board location San Francisco-Oakland bridge. Construction engineering Lake Washington pontoon bridge, Seattle, foundations and piers of Puget Sound Bridge, Tacoma.

      Retired as rear admiral. Chairman, Washington Liquor Control Board, 1934-1942, 1945-1949.

    Membership

    Member Alaskan Coal Commission, 1919. Member board location San Francisco-Oakland bridge. Member American Society C. E., Society American Mil Engineers (trustee, director), Military Order of World War (commander Seattle chapter), Beta Theta Pi.

    Mason (33°, Knights Templar, Shriner). Clubs: Army and Navy, National Sojourners, Rainier and Washington Athletic of Seattle.

    Connections

    • Married Anna R. Roome, December 26, 1894 (deceased.; married second, Pauline E. Turner, November 12, 1918 (deceased.; married 3d, Ethel B. Nelson, June 20, 1947.
    • father: A. Belknap Gregory
    • mother: Susan (Montrose) Gregory
    • spouses: Anna R. Roome
    • Pauline E. Turner
    • Ethel B. Nelson
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    Born January 9, 1872
    Died November 14, 1960
    (aged 88)
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