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Alonzo John Hammond

Alonzo John Hammond, American civil engineer. Member Building Code Committee, Chicago; member board of managers Rose Polytechnic Institute,; Member American Society of Civil Engineers (president 1933; member January 1943), Western Society Engineers, American Railway Engineering Association, American Institute Cons. Engineers; Mason (Shriner).

Background

  • Hammond, Alonzo John was born on April 23, 1869 in Thorntown, Indiana, United States. Son of John W. and Mary Ann (Padgett) Hammond.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Rose Polytechnic Institute, 1889. Master of Science, 1894, C.E., 1898, Doctor Engineering, 1933. Graduate study, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1891.

    Career

    • City engineer Frankfort, Indiana, 1888-1898. Assistant engineer Terre Haute & Indiana R.R., 1898-1901. City engineer South Bend, Indiana, 1901-1909.

      Construction engineering, Chicago, since 1910. Chief engineer Bureau Public Efficiency, Chicago, 1911. Engineer of bridges and harbors, Chicago, 1912-1913.

      Assistant chief engineer Chicago Union Station Company (in charge engineering design and construction $75,000,000 station), 1914-1922. Associate with James O. Heyworth, 1922-1925, constructing hydroelectric plants and bridges. With Mellon-Stuart Company, 1926-1927, representative of company in negotiations for $130,000,000 internal improvement program for Cuba.

      Since 1927 in consultant engring, practice (City of Chicago on river straightening, viaducts and bridges. Des Moines and Sioux City, Iowa, union stations. Vehicular tunnel under Delaware River.

      High level bridge Pittsburgh and report on Minneapolis and St. Louis R.R.).

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member Building Code Committee, Chicago. Member board of managers Rose Polytechnic Institute. Member American Society of Civil Engineers (president 1933.

    Member January 1943), Western Society Engineers, American Railway Engineering Association, American Institute Cons. Engineers; Mason (Shriner). Clubs: Chicago Engineers, Shawnee Country.

    Connections

    • Married Flora Troll, May 23, 1893. Children: Alonzo John, Mary A. (Mistress.
    • father: John W. Hammond
    • mother: Mary Ann (Padgett) Hammond
    • spouse: Flora Troll
    • children: Alonzo John Hammond
    • Mary A. (Mrs Hammond
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    Born April 23, 1869
    Died December 2, 1944
    (aged 75)
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