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Edward Clapp Shankland

Edward Clapp Shankland, American civil engineer. Member Harbor Subway Commission, Chicago, 1911-1916.


  • Shankland, Edward Clapp was born on August 2, 1854 in Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania. Son of Edward Russell and Emeline F. (Clapp) Shankland.

  • Education

    • Public school education. C.E., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1878. (honorary Master of Arts, Cornell College, Iowa, 1904).


    • Engaged on United States improvement of Missouri and Mississippi rivers, 1878-1883. Bridge work, Canton, O., 1883-1889. Designing steel work for buildings, since 1889.

      Engineer for Burnham & Root, architects, 1889-1894. Engineer of construction and chief engineer of works, Chicago Exposition, 1891-1893. Member D. H. Burnham & Company, 1894-1898, of E. C. & R. M. Shankland, since 1898.


    Member Harbor Subway Commission, Chicago, 1911-1916.


    • Married Harriet Graham, July 19, 1881.
    • father: Edward Russell Shankland
    • mother: Emeline F. (Clapp) Shankland
    • spouse: Harriet Graham
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    Born August 2, 1854
    Died June 3, 1924
    (aged 69)