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William Thomas Lyle

William Thomas Lyle, American civil engineer. Mason.


  • Lyle, William Thomas was born on January 10, 1875 in Utica, New York, United States. Son of Review Albert Franklin (Doctor of Laws) and Louisa (Thomas) L.

  • Education

    • Graduate Newark (New Jersey) Academy, 1892. C.E., Princeton, 1896.


    • Mary. With engineer corps Essex Company (New Jersey) Park Commission, 1897-1900. Municipal contracting, 1901-1902. Instructor and assistant professor civil engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1902-1907.

      Assistant professor municipal engineering, Lafayette College, 1907-1910, professor, 1910-1918. Civil engineer Taylor-Wharton Iron & Steel Company, 1918-1919. Lecturer Rice Institute, Houston, Texas, 1919-1921.

      Professor civil engineering and head of department, Washington and Lee University, since 1921. Offered general plan for development of City of Houston.


    • Author: Parks and Park Engineering, 1916. The Thomas Family as Descended from David and Anna Noble Thomas, 1907.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Presbyn




    • Married Mertie A. Daykin, July 17, 1897. Children: Thomas Howland.
    • father: Review Albert Franklin Lyle
    • spouse: Mertie A. Daykin
    • child: Thomas Howland Lyle
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    Born January 10, 1875
    Died October 30, 1933
    (aged 58)