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Horace Williams King

Horace Williams King, American engineer. Member American Society of Civil Engineers (honorary), Sigma Xi.


  • King, Horace Williams was born on February 10, 1874 in Big Rapids, Michigan, United States. Son of Charles B. and Fannie L. (Williams) King.

  • Education

    • C.E., University of Michigan, 1895.


    • In general engineering practice, 1895-1899. Assistant engineer, Nicaragua Canal surveys, 1899-1901. Provincial supervisor Philippines, research engineer Canton-Hankow R.R. and United States assistant engineer in charge construction, Manila Harbor, 1901-1904.

      Engineer United States Reclamation Service, 1905-1907. General practice, Oregon, 1907-1909. Engineer in charge hydraulic department, Arnold Company, Chicago, 1909-1912.

      Professor hydraulic engineering, University of Michigan, 1912-1939, Professor emeritus since 1939.


    • Author: Handbook of Hydraulics, 1917, 2d review edit., 1939. Manning Formula Tables, Vol. I, 1937
    • Vol. II, 1939.

      Section, Irrigation and Drainage, American Civil Engineers Handbook, 5th edit., 1930. Section on Hydraulics, Civil Engineers’ Handbook, 1933, 2d edition., 1940. Co-Author: Elementary Hydraulics, 5th edit., 1948.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Member American Society of Civil Engineers (honorary), Sigma Xi.


    • Married Mabel V. Jones, June 8, 1909.
    • father: Charles B. King
    • mother: Fannie L. (Williams) King
    • spouse: Mabel V. Jones
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    Born February 10, 1874
    Died April 22, 1951
    (aged 77)