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Henry J. Brunnier

Henry J. Brunnier, American structural engineer. Recipient several honors nat. and foreign professional societies; Ernest E. Howard award American Society of Civil Engineers, 1965; Officier de l’Ordre de la Couronne, Belgium; Officier de la Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur’Honneur, France.

Background

  • Brunnier, Henry J. was born on November 26, 1882 in Manning, Iowa, United States. Son of Martin and Maroline (Meyer) Brunnier.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Iowa State College, 1904, C.E., 1913.

    Career

    • 1 son, Henry J. Junior (deceased). Structural detailer, bridges and industrial plants, American Bridge Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1904-1905. Structural designer, power-houses and allied structures, New York Edison Company, 1905.

      Structural engineer, reconstruction United Railroad properties in San Francisco, Ford-Bacon and Davis Company of New York, New York, 1906-1908. Private practice as structural engineer and construction engineering on construction, San Francisco, California, since 1908. Served as special consultant on foundation problems to Western Sugar Company (San Francisco), Gray’s Harbor Pulp and Paper Company (Hoquiam, Washington), for numerous large buildings in various western cities.

      Construction engineering low level Broadway tunnels between Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Construction engineering on construction of buildings for earthquake safety to board of education, San Francisco, San Rafael, Redwood City and San Leandro (California), Helena (Montana), University of California and Pedro Corcuera y Mier Estate (Mexico, D.F.).

    Membership

    Member consultant board engrs. San Francisco—Oakland Bay Bridge Project. In cooperation with Rudolph Wig, organized and managed concrete ship department United States Emergency Fleet Corporation, World War I.

    Member California Major Highway Development Company. Member American Automobile Association (past president), American Society of Civil Engineers (honorary. Member, past president San Francisco section), Pacific Association Cons.

    Engineers (past president), Structural Engineers Association Northern California (past president, honorary), Structural Engineers Association Southern California (honorary), Structural Concrete Institute, California State Automobile Association (past president. Mason.; Clubs: Engineers (past pres, honorary. Member) (San Francisco), Rotary (past president San Francisco, past president international).

    Awarded Marston Medal, Iowa State College, 1941.

    Connections

    • Married Ann Weideman, October 2, 1905.
    • father: Martin Brunnier
    • mother: Maroline (Meyer) Brunnier
    • spouse: Ann Weideman
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    Born November 26, 1882
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