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Hector James Hughes

Hector James Hughes, American civil engineer. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Academy Arts and Sciences.

Background

  • Hughes, Hector James was born on October 23, 1871 in Centralia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of James H. and Mary (Miller) Hughes.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1894. Bachelor of Science, Lawrence Scientific School (Harvard), 1899.

    Career

    • In office of town engineer, Brookline, Massachusetts, 1894-1898. Assistant engineer maintenance, Chicago, 1899-1900, resident engineer in charge construction in Iowa, 1900-1902, C.,B.&Q. R.R. Designer, American Bridge Company, Pittsburgh, 1902.

      Instructor civil engineering, 1902-1903, asset. professor, 1903-1913, associate professor, 1913-1914, professor, since 1914, Harvard. Also professor Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1914-1918. Dean Harvard University Engineering School, since 1920.

    Works

    • Author: (with A. T. Safford) A Treatise on Hydraulics, 1911. Roads and Toll Roads in America, 1913. Highway Engineering Education, 1914-1927.

    Religion

    Denomination: Unitarian

    Membership

    Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Academy Arts and Sciences.

    Connections

    • Married Elinor Lambert, April. Children: Katharine Porter, Elinor Lambert.
    • father: James H. Hughes
    • mother: Mary (Miller) Hughes
    • spouse: Elinor Lambert
    • children: Katharine Porter Hughes
    • Elinor Lambert Hughes
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    Born October 23, 1871
    Died March 1, 1930
    (aged 58)
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