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Thomas Ulvan Taylor

Thomas Ulvan Taylor, American engineer. Member American Mathematics Society, American Society of Civil Engineers.; member of the board engrs. Fort Worth water supply; member board engrs. to select engrs. for Dallas-Oak Cliff viaduct; member of the board of engrs. Dallas water supply, 1910.

Background

  • Taylor, Thomas Ulvan was born on January 2, 1858 in Parker Company, Texas, United States. Son of John Henry and Louisa (Allison) Taylor.

  • Education

    • Educated Sam Houston Normal, Huntsville, Texas, 1879-1880. C.E., University of Virginia, 1883. Master of Civil Engineering, Cornell Univercity, 1895.

    Career

    • Professor physics and mathematics, Miller Institute, Albemarle County, 1883. Professor civil engineering since 1888, dean engineering department since 1906, University of Texas.

    Works

    • Author: Prismoidal Formulae, 1898. The Austin Dam, 1900. Plane and Spherical Trigonometry (with Professor Charles Puryear), 1902.

      Irrigation Systems in Texas, 1902. Backbone of Perspective, 1901. Surveyor’s Hand Book, 1904.

      Water Powers of Texas, 1905. Underground Waters of Texas Coastal Plain, 1907. Silting of Reservoirs, 1930.

    Membership

    Member American Mathematics Society, American Society of Civil Engineers. Member of the board engrs. Fort Worth water supply.

    Member board engrs. to select engrs. for Dallas-Oak Cliff viaduct. Member of the board of engrs. Dallas water supply, 1910.

    Connections

    • Married Maria Montgomery (Daisy) Moon, of Albemarle Company, Virginia, July 17, 1888. Children: Summerfield M., Mistress.
    • father: John Henry Taylor
    • mother: Louisa (Allison) Taylor
    • spouse: Maria Montgomery
    • children: Summerfield M. Taylor
    • Mrs Taylor
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