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Earl B. Lovell

Earl B. Lovell, American civil engineer. member American Society of Civil Engineers; member Tau Beta Phi, Sigma Xi.


  • Lovell, Earl B. was born on May 2, 1869 in Marathon, New York, United States. Son of Ransom Marlow and Dorcas (Meacham) Lovell.

  • Education

    • Graduate Marathon Academy, 1886, Cascadilla School, Ithaca. 1887; C.E., Cornell, 1891.


    • 1 stepson, Review H. Myron Shimer. Assistant engineer, Michigan Central Railroad, 1891-1893. Instructor civil engineering, Lafayette College, 1893-1896, Cornell University, 1896-1898.

      Adjunct Professor civil engineering, Columbia University, 1898-1901, associate professor, 1901-1907, professor since 1907, department chairman civil engineering, 1916-1934, retired. Advisory engineer and manager survey department Lawyers Title & Trust Company (later Lawyers Title & Guaranty Company), New York, 1907-1933. President Earl B. Lovell, Inc., engineering and surveying, 1933-1938, chairman board of directors since August 1938.

      Chairman Association of Department Heads, 1923-1924. Consulting engineer for Portland Cement Lumber Company, 1923-1924. Owner “Lovell Farms,” Marathon, New York President Association of City Surveyors, Greater New York, 1919-1922.

      Associate member American Society of Civil Engineers. Member Tau Beta Phi, Sigma Xi.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Member American Society of Civil Engineers. Member Tau Beta Phi, Sigma Xi.


    • Married Ida L. Peck, October 4, 1899 (died September 20, 1932).; married second, Mistress. Children: Robert Marlow, Helen Louise (deceased), Esther Hope, Gordon Peck and Ruth Caroline.
    • father: Ransom Marlow Lovell
    • mother: Dorcas (Meacham) Lovell
    • spouses: Ida L. Peck
    • Mistress
    • children: Robert Marlow Lovell
    • Helen Louise Lovell (deceased)
    • Esther Hope Lovell
    • Gordon Peck and Ruth Caroline Lovell
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    Died August 23, 1948
    (aged 79)