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John Clayton Tracy

John Clayton Tracy, American civil engineer. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Society Promotion Engineering Education, Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi.

Background

  • Tracy, John Clayton was born on November 3, 1869 in Willimantic, Connecticut, United States. Son of John Theodore and Annie (Downer) Tracy.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Philosophy, Sheffield Science School (Yale), 1890, C.E., 1892.

    Career

    • Instructor, Yale University, 1891-1902, assistant professor structural engineering, 1902-1915, professor, May-November 1915, professor сivil engineering, 1915-1936, emeritus, since 1936. President New Haven Chamber of Commerce, 1925-1926, New Haven Taxpayers, Inc., 1936-1937.

    Works

    • Author: An Introductory Course in Mechanical Drawing, 1898. Plane Surveying, 1907. Exercises in Surveying, 1909.

      Aesthetic Elements in Engineering Design. Some Experiments in Reading Leveling Rods and Stadia Rods, 1908. Bridge Design, 1900
    • Descriptive Geometry, 1913.

      Director New Haven War Bureau Connecticut State Council Defense, January 1918-May 1919. Governor N.E. Kiwanis District, 1923. Author: Stresses Statically Determined, 1929.

      The Enrichment of Experience in the Development of the Teacher, 1932. Contemporary Science and Personal Faith, 1934. Commonplace Mysteries, 1943.

      Surveying—Theory and Practice, 1947.

    Membership

    Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Society Promotion Engineering Education, Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Mary Blakeslee, October 23, 1894 (died March 30, 1934). Children: John Blakeslee, Philip Louis (deceased), Thomas North, Delia Elizabeth.
    • father: John Theodore Tracy
    • mother: Annie (Downer) Tracy
    • spouse: Elizabeth Mary Blakeslee
    • children: John Blakeslee Tracy
    • Philip Louis Tracy (deceased)
    • Thomas North Tracy
    • Delia Elizabeth Tracy
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    Died November 1, 1955
    (aged 85)
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