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Walter Loring Webb

Walter Loring Webb, American engineer. Awarded Fuertes graduate gold medal by Cornell Univercity, 1932, in recognition of 9th edit., “Railroad Construction”. Mason.

Background

  • Webb, Walter Loring was born on June 25, 1863 in Rye, New York, United States. Son of Edward Dexter and Emily (Loder) Webb.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Cornell Univercity, 1884, C.E., 1889.

    Career

    • Instructor civil engineering, Cornell, 1888-1892. Assistant professor civil engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1893-1901. Construction engineering, since 1901.

      Author: Shades, Shadow and Perspective. Problems in the Use and Adjustment of Engineering Instruments, 1907. Railroad Construction, 1931.

      Economics of Railroad Construction, 1912, translation into the Russian, 1921. Contributor section 3 (railroads) to American Civil Engineers’ Pocket Book. Also contributor to engineering and scientific periodicals.

      Major of engrs., United States of America, 1917-1920, in France as chief engineer of renting requisitions and claims service, in charge of valuations.

    Works

    • Author: Shades, Shadow and Perspective. Problems in the Use and Adjustment of Engineering Instruments, 1907. Railroad Construction, 1931.

      Economics of Railroad Construction, 1912, translation into the Russian, 1921. Contributor section 3 (railroads) to American Civil Engineers’ Pocket Book. Also contributor to engineering and scientific periodicals.

      Major of engrs., United States of America, 1917-1920, in France as chief engineer of renting requisitions and claims service, in charge of valuations.

    Membership

    Mason.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Tremaine Hubbard, September 1, 1886.
    • father: Edward Dexter Webb
    • mother: Emily (Loder) Webb
    • spouse: Mary Tremaine Hubbard
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    Born June 25, 1863
    Died January 24, 1941
    (aged 77)
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