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Olin Henry Landreth

Olin Henry Landreth, American engineer. Member New York Constitutional Convention, 1915.

Background

  • Landreth, Olin Henry was born on July 21, 1852 in Addison, New York, United States. Son of Review James and Adelia (Comstock) Landreth.

  • Education

    • C.E., Union College, 1876, Bachelor of Arts, 1877, A.M., 1887, Doctor of Science, 1905.

    Career

    • Assistant astronomer, Dudley Observatory, Albany, New York, 1877-1879. Professor engineering, 1879-1894, dean engineering department, 1886-1894, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. Professor engineering, Union College, 1894-1917, emeritus professor engineering, since 1917.

      Consulting engineer, also chief engineer of Eastern Potash Corporation, New York, 1919-1921. Consulting engineer New York State Board of Health, 1896-1906. Member of New York State Water Storage Commission, 1902, New York State Bay Commission, 1903.

      Member Metropolitan Sewerage communications of New New York Mech. engineer, Ordnance Department, Washington, 1918-1919. Consulting practice. Author: Metric Tables. Contributor to scientific and technical journals.

      Prepared сivil engineering terms for new edit. Century Dictionary.

    Works

    • Author: Metric Tables. Contributor to scientific and technical journals. Prepared сivil engineering terms for new edit.

      Century Dictionary.

    Membership

    Member New York Constitutional Convention, 1915.

    Connections

    • Married Eliza Taylor, August 20, 1879 (deceased). Children: William Comstock (deceased), Olin Henry (deceased), Mistress.
    • father: Review James Landreth
    • mother: Adelia (Comstock) Landreth
    • spouse: Eliza Taylor
    • children: William Comstock Landreth (deceased)
    • Olin Henry Landreth (deceased)
    • Mrs Landreth
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    Died November 6, 1931
    (aged 79)
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