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William Mayo Venable

William Mayo Venable, American engineer. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Optical Society of America.

Background

  • Venable, William Mayo was born on February 14, 1871 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. Son of William Henry and Mary Ann (Vater) Venable.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University of Cincinnati, 1892, Master of Science (electricity), 1893, C.E., 1909.

    Career

    • Manager National Contracting Company, section A, East Boston Tunnel, and portion of New Orleans drainage system, 1900-1904. Manager Municipal Engineering Company and Sanitary Engineering Company of New York, 1904-1906. Div. engineer Florida East Coast R.R. building Long Key Viaduct, 1906-1908.

      In charge of sewer work for Ferro-Concrete Construction Company, 1908-1909. Manager Blackstaff Engineering Company, Louisville, 1909-1910. Engineer Blaw-Knox Company, Pittsburgh, since 1912.

    Works

    • Author: The Second Regiment of United States Volunteer Engineers, 1899. Interior Wiring, 1900. Garbage Crematories in America, 1906.

      Methods and Devices for the Bacterial Purification of Sewage, 1908. The Sub-Atoms, 1933
    • The Spectrum of Hydrogen, 1942. The Interpretation of Spectra, 1948.

      Hydrogen in Chemical Atoms, 1950. Also has written various engineering papers and contributions to knowledge of color and of the structure of hydrogen and of helium. Pamphlets on spectra, 1951 and 1952.

    Membership

    Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Optical Society of America.

    Connections

    • Married Jessie Genevieve Tuckerman, December 26, 1901. Children: Henry, John Ellinwood, Emerson.
    • father: William Henry Venable
    • mother: Mary Ann (Vater) Venable
    • spouse: Jessie Genevieve Tuckerman
    • children: Henry Venable
    • John Ellinwood Venable
    • Emerson Venable
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    Born February 14, 1871
    Died June 3, 1955
    (aged 84)
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