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David Walker Lum

David Walker Lum, American civil engineer. Member American Society of Civil Engineers.


  • Lum, David Walker was born on March 9, 1855 in Newark, New Jersey, United States. Son of Amos and Amanda Lum.

  • Education

    • Educated Newark, (New Jersey) public schools and Newark Academy until 1873.


    • In engineering department of railways in Iowa, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, 1873-1876. Assistant engineer Hackensack River and Burgin tunnel improvements, D.,L. & W. R.R., 1876-1877. In office of supervising architect, Washington, 1878-1881.

      Div. engineer Kentucky Central and C. & O. Rys., 1881-1885. Div. engineer, 1885-1886, principal assistant engineer, 1886-1887, chief engineer, 1887-1894, E.T.V. G. Railway. Also chief engineer Memphis & Charleston R.R., 1887-1894.

      Superintendent maintenance of way and structures, western district, 1894-1897, assistant general superintendent maintenance of way, 1898-1900, engineer bridges and buildings, 1900-1904, chief engineer maintenance of way and structures, 1904-1911, now special engineer Southern Railway Company.


    Member American Society of Civil Engineers.


    • Married Carrie Williams, of Brooklyn, 1878. Married second, Emma S. Price, May 14, 1926.
    • father: Amos Lum
    • mother: Amanda Lum
    • spouses: Carrie Williams
    • Emma S. Price
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    Born March 9, 1855