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Elwood Mead

Elwood Mead, American engineer. member Committee Conservation and Administration of Public Domain. Consulting engineer for various irrigation and water works companies.

Background

  • Mead, Elwood was born on January 16, 1858 in Patriot, Indiana, United States. Son of Daniel and Lucinda Mead.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Purdue, 1882, Master of Science, 1884, E.D., 1904. C.E., Iowa State University, 1883. Doctor of Laws, University of Michigan, 1925.

    Career

    • Assistant engineer, United States Engineers, 1882-1883. Professor Colorado Agricultural College, 1883-1884, 1886-1888. Territorial and state engineer, Wyoming, 1888-1899.

      Chief irrigation and drainage investigation, United States Department of Agriculture, 1897-1907. Professor institutions and practice of irrigation, University of California, 1898-1907. Chairman State Rivers and Water Supply Commission, Victoria, Australia, 1907-1915.

      Professor rural instns., University of California, 1915, and chairman Land Settlement Board. Commissioner of reclamation, April since 1924. Member Committee Conservation and Administration of Public Domain.

      Consulting engineer for various irrigation and water works companies. Author: Irrigation Institutions. Helping Men Own Farms.

      Home: Washington, Distric.

    Works

    • Author: Irrigation Institutions. Helping Men Own Farms.

    Membership

    Member Committee Conservation and Administration of Public Domain. Consulting engineer for various irrigation and water works companies.

    Connections

    • Married Florence Chase.; married second, Mary Lewis. Children: Tom C., Lucy F., Arthur E.
    • father: Daniel Mead
    • mother: Lucinda Mead
    • spouses: Florence Chase
    • Mary Lewis
    • children: Tom C. Mead
    • Lucy F. Mead
    • Arthur E Mead
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    Born January 16, 1858
    Died January 26, 1936
    (aged 78)
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