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William Henry Connell

William Henry Connell, American civil engineer. Member National Highway Research Council, American Roadbuilders Association (ex-president), American Association State Highway Officials, American Society of Civil Engineers; member Street and Road Association of England.

Background

  • Connell, William Henry was born on January 12, 1878 in New York City. Son of Edward J. and Emma Augusta (McGean) Connell.

  • Education

    • Educated De La Salle Institute, New York.

    Career

    • Civ. engineering work, various departments, New York City, 1908-1912, including topographical surveys, water supply, highway and bridge department service, department commissioner pub works assisting boro president in reorganization of engring departments, also built service test roadway and installed modern methods of highway maintenance and construction. Chief engineer Bureau Highways and Street Cleaning, Philadelphia, modernizing highway and street cleaning work and built service test road, 1912-1917. Engineering executive with Day & Zimmerman, placing a number of large orgns. in the field for war work, 1917-1919.

      Special staff engineer Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company, 1919-1923. Chief executive, department secretary and engineering executive Pennsylvania Department of Highways, in charge of construction and maintenance of state highway system, comprising 11,500 miles of road, 1923-1927. In consultant practice, 1927-1929.

      Executive director Regional Planning Federation of Philadelphia Tri-State District, 1929-1940. Civil works administrator Philadelphia County, 1933-1934. Director local work division Federal Emergency Relief Administration, Philadelphia County, 1934-1935.

      Consulting engineer.

    Membership

    Member National Highway Research Council, American Roadbuilders Association (ex-president), American Association State Highway Officials, American Society of Civil Engineers. Member Street and Road Association of England. Clubs: Engineers, Racquet.

    Connections

    • Married E. Nena Watters, April.
    • father: Edward J. Connell
    • mother: Emma Augusta (McGean) Connell
    • spouse: E. Nena Watters
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    Born January 12, 1878
    Died August 3, 1943
    (aged 65)
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