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Samuel Tobias Wagner

Samuel Tobias Wagner, American civil engineer. member Pa.


  • Wagner, Samuel Tobias was born on August 30, 1861 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John and Sarah A. (Wood) Wagner.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University of Pennsylvania, 1881 (senior civil engineer prize), C.E., 1884.


    • With Phoenix Iron Company, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, as draftsman, inspector, assistant master mechanic and superintendent of shops, 1881-1893. Assistant engineer in charge of Pennsylvania Avenue Subway and Tunnel, bureau of Surveys, Philadelphia, 1894-1900. Assistant engineer in charge of improvement and filtration of water supply, same, 1900-1902.

      Assistant engineer in charge of abolishment of grade-crossings, Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company, 1902-1915, chief engineer, April 15, 1915-January 1, 1927. Consultant engineer, since 1927. Trustee Wagner Free Institute of Science, and professor engineering, same, since 1892(president of the board).

      Member Pennsylvania State Board for Registration Professional Engineers.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Member Pa.


    • Married Mary Clara Reeves Scull, November 13, 1888. Children: Mary, John Junior.
    • father: John Wagner
    • mother: Sarah A. (Wood) Wagner
    • spouse: Mary Clara Reeves Scull
    • children: Mary Wagner
    • John Jr Wagner
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    Born August 30, 1861
    Died August 7, 1931
    (aged 69)