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Ira Harvey Woolson

Ira Harvey Woolson, American mechanical engineer.


  • Woolson, Ira Harvey was born on August 11, 1856 in Lewiston, New York, United States. Son of Charles and Jane Ann (Yerington) Sharp Woolson.

  • Education

    • Engineer of Mines, Columbia, 1885.


    • Assistant in assaying and drawing, 1886-1890, instructor mechanic engineering, 1891-1903, Adjunct Professor, 1903-1908, Adjunct Professor civil engineering, 1908-1910, Columbia University. Official investigator of building materials, New York City, 1900-1910. Official delegate from North Carolina City to International Fire Prevention Congress, London, 1903.

      Consulting engineer National Board of Fire Underwriters, since 1910. Advisory engineer to building materials div., War Industries Board, 1918-1919. Chairman Building Code Committee of unites states department Commerce, since 1921.



    • Author: Recommended Building Code, 1915. Code for Construction of Dwellings, 1918.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    • Married Anita Mason, May 27, 1893.
    • father: Charles Woolson
    • mother: Jane Ann (Yerington) Sharp Woolson
    • spouse: Anita Mason
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    Born August 11, 1856
    Died March 8, 1927
    (aged 70)