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Nicholls White Bowden

Nicholls White Bowden, American civil engineer. member commission on evaluating constructed projects President’ Water Resources Commission, Washington, 1950.; Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Tau Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi.; Mason.

Background

  • Bowden, Nicholls White was born on March 23, 1888 in Tangipahoa, Louisiana, United States. Son of Lemuel H. and Mary L. (Draughon) Bowden.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1908, C.E., 1928.

    Career

    • Nicholls White (killed in action, Italy, October 27, 1943). Surveyman, surveyor, junior engineer, United States Engineers Department, Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1908-1922. Assistant, principal assistant, state highway (chief) engineer, Louisiana Highway Commission, Baton Rouge, 1922-1928.

      Engineer, later senior engineer, United States Engineer Department, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1928-1935. Senior engineer on temporary duty, office chief of engrs. United States Army, Washington, District of Columbia, 1933-1935, in connection with engineering investigation public works projects for Mississippi Valley Committee.

      Principal and head hydraulic engineer, chief of river control branch Tennessee Valley Authority from January 1936. Regional water consultant Tennessee and Cumberland River basins for Water Resources Committee of National Resources Planning Board, 1936-1942. Alternate member Water Resources Committee 1938 until disbanded in 1943.

      Member commission on evaluating constructed projects President’ Water Resources Commission, Washington, 1950.

    Works

    • Author articles on operation of multiple-purpose reservoir systems. Also 1st and 2d prize winning articleson open channel river improvement.

    Politics

    Working in partnership with different Christian denominations allows influencing public policy more effectively.

    Religion

    Salvation is achieved through profound believe in God.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Church members should be close and caring to feel each other's pains and problems. The good of the whole body of the Christian society should be put before individual needs.

    Membership

    Member commission on evaluating constructed projects President’ Water Resources Commission, Washington, 1950. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Tau Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi.

    Connections

    • Married Willie F. Bates, November 20, 1912. Children: Elizabeth Bowden Millice, 1st Lieutenant.
    • father: Lemuel H. Bowden
    • mother: Mary L. (Draughon) Bowden
    • spouse: Willie F. Bates
    • children: Elizabeth Bowden Millice Bowden
    • 1st Lt Bowden
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