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Palmer Chamberlaine Ricketts

Palmer Chamberlaine Ricketts, American engineer, educator. Served as bridge engineer, Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg Railroad Company, 1887-1891.

Background

  • Ricketts, Palmer Chamberlaine was born on January 17, 1856 in Elkton, Maryland, United States. Son of Palmer C. and Elizabeth (Getty) Ricketts.

  • Education

    • C.E., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1875. E.D., Stevens Institute, 1905. Doctor of Laws, New York University, 1911.

    Career

    • Instructor, 1875-1882, assistant professor, 1882-1884, professor technical mechanics, 1884, director, 1892-1901, president and director, February since 1901, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

    Works

    • Author: History of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2d edition., 1914.

    Membership

    Served as bridge engineer, Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg Railroad Company, 1887-1891.

    Connections

    • Married Miss Viera Conine Renshaw, November 12, 1902.
    • father: Palmer C. Ricketts
    • mother: Elizabeth (Getty) Ricketts
    • spouse: Miss Viera Conine Renshaw
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    Born January 17, 1856
    Died December 10, 1934
    (aged 78)
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