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Edward Everett Wall

Edward Everett Wall, American civil engineer. Awarded Thomas Fitch Rowland prize, 1908, by American Society of Civil Engineers, for best paper of the year. Member American Society Civil Engineers (director 1918-1920; member since October 1938), American Water Works Association (honorary; member since 1936), St. Louis Institute Cons. Engineers (vice president 1927; member since 1940), Beta Theta Pi, Tau Beta Pi.; Mason.

Background

  • Wall, Edward Everett was born on August 15, 1860 in Cambridge, Saline County, Missouri, United States. Son of John and Mary Brown (Gault) Wall.

  • Education

    • Continuing education, University of Missouri, 1884, Doctor of Laws, 1935.

    Career

    • Engaged in railway surveys and construction, in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska, 1885-1888. United States assistant engineer on secondary triangulation of upper Missouri River, 1889. Municipal engineering and contracting, St. Louis, 1890-1895.

      Engineer in charge of sewer construction and reconstruction, St. Louis, 1895-1903, continuing as principal assistant engineer, Water Department, 1903-1906, assistant water commissioner, 1906-1911, water commissioner, rebuilding and modernizing Water Works, 1911-1925. Director public utilities, 1925-1926 and 1933-1941. Construction engineering, 1926-1933.

      Designed supplementary water works for St. Louis to cost $25,000,000. Designed and began construction new lighting system to cost $8,000,000.

    Works

    • Author: Engineers, Engineering and Some Vagaries, 1931. Literary Productions of Two Engineers, 1940.

    Membership

    Member American Society Civil Engineers (director 1918-1920. Member since October 1938), American Water Works Association (honorary. Member since 1936), St. Louis Institute Cons.

    Engineers (vice president 1927. Member since 1940), Beta Theta Pi, Tau Beta Pi. Mason.; Clubs: Noonday, Circle.

    Connections

    • Married Jessie Towne, February 20, 1901.
    • father: John Wall
    • mother: Mary Brown (Gault) Wall
    • spouse: Jessie Towne
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    Born August 15, 1860
    Died June 26, 1944
    (aged 83)
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