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Stephen Elmer Slocum

Stephen Elmer Slocum, American consulting engineer. Awarded gold medal by American Society Naval Engineers, 1927, for original research in modern hydrodynamics. member American Society of Civil Engineers; member American Society Naval Engrs.


  • Slocum, Stephen Elmer was born on June 5, 1875 in Glenville, New York, United States. Son of William Warren and Mary E. (Conde) Slocum.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Engineering, Union College, New York, 1897. Scholar and fellow, Clark University, 1897-1900. Doctor of Philosophy. in mathematics and physics, 1900.


    • Instructor in civil engineering, University of Cincinnati, 1900-1901, in applied mathematics, 1901-1904, assistant professor, 1904-1905. Assistant professor mathematics, University of Illinois, 1905-1906. Professor applied mathematics, University of Cincinnati, 1906-1920.

      Construction engineering, Philadelphia and Ardmore, Pennsylvania, since 1920. Specialist in marine propulsion and in noise and vibration engineering Former member American Society of Civil Engineers. Member American Society Naval Engineers (honorary life), S.R.


    • Author: Strength of Materials, 1906, 11. Theory and Practice of Mechanics, 1913. Resistance of Materials, 1914.

      Hydraulics, 1915
    • Beggars of the Sea (history novel), 1928. Noise and Vibration Engineering, 1931. Also many monographs and articles in scientific, popular and Ardmore PA‡.


    Denomination: Presbyn


    Member American Society of Civil Engineers. Member American Society Naval Engrs.


    • Married Anna Jeannette Ware, June 25, 1902. Children: Dorothy Jeannette, Walter Ware, Marianna Conde, Stephen Elmer.
    • father: William Warren Slocum
    • mother: Mary E. (Conde) Slocum
    • spouse: Anna Jeannette Ware
    • children: Dorothy Jeannette Slocum
    • Walter Ware Slocum
    • Marianna Conde Slocum
    • Stephen Elmer Slocum
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    Born June 5, 1875