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Byron James Lambert

Byron James Lambert, American civil engineer, educator. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Iowa Engineering Society, American Society Military Engineers, Society Promotion Engineering Education, Iowa City Engineers’; Mason.

Background

  • Lambert, Byron James was born on April 25, 1874 in Argyle, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Furniss and Mary Wasley (Reynolds) Lambert.

  • Education

    • B.Di., State Teachers College, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 1896, M.Di., 1897. Bachelor of Philosophy, State University of Iowa, 1900, Bachelor of Science in C.E., 1901, C.E., 1906.

    Career

    • City engineer Cedar Falls and Waterloo, Iowa, 1899-1901. Chief engineer Waterloo, Cedar Falls & Northern Railway during construction, 1901-1902. Successively instructor, professor, and head department civil engineering, State University of Iowa, 1902-1950, acting dean of Engineering College, 1935-1936.

      Cons. practice also general contractor. Construction engineering Moline Airport, Iowa City Municipal Swimming Pool. Major of engrs., United States Army, November 1917.

      Commanding officer 3d Battalion, 23d Engineers, in France, March-December 1918. Engineer of bridges with 1st Army. Honorary discharged, January 6, 1919.

      Lieutenant colonel Engineer O.R.C.

    Works

    • Author: High Masonry Dams, Airport Engineering. Contributor on engineering topics. Invented and patented all-steel stadium, 1923 and 1939.

      Course supervisor “Airport Engineering” in National Defense Training, 1941.

    Politics

    Church should be involved into political life by organizing delegations to party conferences.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    The teaching of the Bible is a key in understanding the way by which a person obtains salvation.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    All individuals should be sensitive to others by using appropriate language when referring to any person.

    Membership

    Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Iowa Engineering Society, American Society Military Engineers, Society Promotion Engineering Education, Iowa City Engineers’. Mason.; Clubs: Triangle, Rotary. Joint author of Lambert and Holt’s Elementary Structures in Steel and Concrete.

    Connections

    • Married Helen Leavitt Davison, November 8, 1902. Children: James Leavitt, Robert Davison, Mary Louise, Richard Hooker, Edward Reynolds.
    • father: Furniss Lambert
    • mother: Mary Wasley (Reynolds) Lambert
    • spouse: Helen Leavitt Davison
    • children: James Leavitt Lambert
    • Robert Davison Lambert
    • Mary Louise Lambert
    • Richard Hooker Lambert
    • Edward Reynolds Lambert
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    Born April 25, 1874
    Died October 29, 1952
    (aged 78)
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