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Oscar Van Pelt Stout

Oscar Van Pelt Stout, American civil engineer. member American Society Agrl.


  • Stout, Oscar Van Pelt was born on November 14, 1865 in Jerseyville, Illinois, United States. Son of John P. and Jane (McIntyre) Stout.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Civil Engineering, 1888, C.E., 1897, University of Nebraska, honorary Doctor of Engineering, 1932.


    • With engineer departments U.P.,C.,B.& Q. and Member of Parliament rys., 1886-1890. City engineer, Beatrice, Nebraska, 1890, 91. Various grades from instructor to head professor civil engineering, 1891-1920, also dean College of Engineering, 1912-1920, University of Nebraska.

      In business, 1920-1921. Employed on coöperative irrigation investigations, United States Department of Agriculture and State of California, since 1922. Resident hydrographer, Nebraska and adjoining states, United States Geological Survey, 1894-1903.

      Irrigation expert and engineer United States Department of Agriculture, 1902-1913. Engineer Nebraska State Board Agriculture. Irrigation engineer, Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station Honorary member American Society Agricultural Engineers (1st McCormick medalist 1932).

      Commissioned major Engineer R.C., 1917. Active service, December 28, 1917-February 1, 1919. Home: Berkeley, Calif.


    Member American Society Agrl.


    • Married Edith Forbes, October 23, 1890. Children: Richard Forbes, Donald John, Oscar Charles, Marian Edith (Mistress.
    • father: John P. Stout
    • mother: Jane (McIntyre) Stout
    • spouse: Edith Forbes
    • children: Richard Forbes Stout
    • Donald John Stout
    • Oscar Charles Stout
    • Marian Edith (Mrs Stout
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    Born November 14, 1865
    Died August 4, 1935
    (aged 69)