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George Morehouse Huss

George Morehouse Huss, American civil engineer. member United States Real Estate Board, 1920-1922; Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Railway Engineering Association, S.A.R.

Background

  • Huss, George Morehouse was born on July 14, 1857 in Tiffin, Ohio, United States. Son of John Thomas and Sophronia Gates (Morehouse) Huss.

  • Education

    • Education high school, Heidelberg College (Tiffin, O.), Ohio Business College (Sandusky). Literature and civil engineering, Cornell Univercity, 1875.

    Career

    • Civil engineer and railway builder in West until 1890. Engineer and builder Deming, Sierra Madre & Pacific Railway, in Mexico, 1890-1894. Construction engineering Basra to Bagdad, and Beira Railway in East Africa, 1894.

      Built railway from Haifa to Damascus, Palestine, 1895-1896. President Northern Electric Railway, Chicago, 1897. Built Cleveland, Painesville & Eastern Railway, Ohio, 1899.

      Built rys. in Northern Wisconsin, since 1900, establishing six towns. Chief construction engineer M., St.P.&S.S.Marie R.R., 1906-1917. Built 2000 miles of railway in western states.

      With United States R.R. Administration, 1918-1922, in charge additions and betterments, and as assistant director. Member United States Real Estate Board, 1920-1922. Vice president Montana Railway and Wyoming North & South R.R., 1923-1924.

      Consulting practice, and farming since 1924. Expert engineer for C.B.&Q. Railway on Mississippi river dams, 1933-1935. President G. M. Huss Land Company.

    Works

    • Contributor on literature, technical, and farming topics.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member United States Real Estate Board, 1920-1922. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Railway Engineering Association, S.A.R. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Congressional Country, Fossils.

    Wrote: Syrian Letters, 1897.

    Connections

    • Married Ella A. Scranton, January 31, 1883. Children: Grace Scranton, Helen (deceased), Marjorie (deceased), Dorothy (Mistress.
    • father: John Thomas Huss
    • mother: Sophronia Gates (Morehouse) Huss
    • spouse: Ella A. Scranton
    • children: Grace Scranton Huss
    • Helen Huss (deceased)
    • Marjorie Huss (deceased)
    • Dorothy (Mrs Huss
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    Born July 14, 1857
    Died February 22, 1947
    (aged 89)
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