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Courtland Alden Collier

Courtland Alden Collier, American civil engineer. Member Gainesville City Commission, Florida, 1967-1973, 79-85, mayor, 1981-1982; Member American Society of Civil Engineers (president Gainesville branch 1966-1967), Florida Engineering Society, American Association Cost Engineers, American Arbitration Association.

Background

  • Collier, Courtland Alden was born on July 29, 1925 in Buffalo. Son of Leo Robert and Marcheniel Overton (Bass) Collier.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering, Yale University, 1949. Graduate Canadian Summer Institute Linguistics, Carenport, Saskatchewan, 1955. Mechanical Engineering, University Florida, 1963.

    Career

    • February 1963); children– Deborah Elizabeth, Nathan Stafford, Dennis Brainerd. Married Marian Fryer Legate, February 22, 1971. Stepchildren– Alexis Arthur, Amy Alice, Michael Fryer, Becky Marie.

      Junior civil engineer California Division highways, 1950-1951. Office engineer Western Contracting Corporation, 1951. Assistant city engineer Dodge City, Kansas, 1951-1952.

      Associate resident engineer Texas Highway Department, Pharr, 1952-1955. Instructor mechanics div. College Engineering, Lehigh University, 1955-1956.

      Field engineer Raymond Conc. Pile Company, Havana, Cuba, 1956-1957. Design engineer Lummus Company, Edmonton, Alberta and Maracaibo, Venezuela, 1957-1959.

      Design engineer D.E. Britt & Associates, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1960-1961. Consultant engineer, associate professor emeritus College Engineering, University Florida, 1961-1985, associate professor emeritus, since 1986. Vice president C.A.V. Inversiones Zulianas, Maracaibo.

    Works

    • Author: Engineering Cost Analysis, 1975. Construction Funding, 1984.

    Membership

    Member Gainesville City Commission, Florida, 1967-1973, 79-85, mayor, 1981-1982. Member American Society of Civil Engineers (president Gainesville branch 1966-1967), Florida Engineering Society, American Association Cost Engineers, American Arbitration Association. Clubs: 300 (Gainesville).

    Connections

    • Children– Deborah Elizabeth, Nathan Stafford, Dennis Brainerd.
    • father: Leo Robert Collier
    • mother: Marcheniel Overton (Bass) Collier
    • children: Deborah Elizabeth Collier
    • Nathan Stafford Collier
    • Dennis Brainerd Collier
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    Born July 29, 1925
    Died July 17, 2008
    (aged 82)
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