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Ivan Charles Crawford

Ivan Charles Crawford, American consultant engineer, educator. Awarded Norlin Alumni Medal for distinguished achievement, University of Colorado, 1950.

Background

  • Crawford, Ivan Charles was born on June 2, 1886 in Leadville, Colorado, United States. Son of Harvey Burton and Elizabeth (Fountain) Crawford.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Continuing education, University of Colorado, 1912, C.E., 1915. Doctor of Science, (honorary) University of Colorado, 1944. Graduate Army School of the Line, Langres, France, 1918.

      Short course, War College, Washington, District of Columbia, 1926.

    Career

    • Miner in Colorado, 1906. Surveying and bridge construction, various periods, Oregon Short Line, D.&Radh Govinda and I.C. rys. Successively instructor, assistant professor and associate professor civil engineering, University of Colorado, 1912-1923.

      Professor civil engineering and dean College of Engineering, University of Idaho, 1923-1937, also director Idaho Engineering Experiment Station, 1928-1937. On leave of absence, 1933-1934, as state engineer, director for Idaho, Federal Public Works Administration. Professor сivil engineering, dean School Engineering and Architecture, University of Kansas, 1937-1940.

      Dean College of Engineering, professor сivil engineering, University of Michigan, 1940-1951. Director Colorado Water Conservation Board, 1953-1958. Republican in Idaho, United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, 1934.

      Associate consultant National Resources Committee, 1936. Consultant on training programs of Ordnance Department, United States Army, 1942, Navy Department Bureau of Naval Personnel, 1943-1945. Member board visitors United States Military Academy, 1957-1960.

      Licensed civil engineer in Kansas, Michigan, Colorado. Captain Colorado National Guard, 1916. Major Engineer corpus, United States army, 1917-1919.

      Chief of general buildings section, Belgian Mission, American Commission to Negotiate Peace. With Army of Occupation, American Expeditionary Force. Colonel Engineers Reserve since 1938.

      Retired officer A.U.S., 1949.

    Works

    • Author: Legal Phases of Engineering: Contracts and Specifications. Contributor to engineering press.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member board visitors United States Military Academy, 1957-1960. Licensed civil engineer in Kansas, Michigan, Colorado. Captain Colorado National Guard, 1916.

    Member American Society of Civil Engineers (director 1935-1938), Society American Military Engineers, Northwest Science Society (president 1933), American Society for Engineering Education (vice president 1936-1937), Engineers Council for Professional Development (commission on engineering schools 1936-1942), National Society Professional Engineers, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Tau, Alpha Sigma Phi, Acacia. Mason.; Clubs: Cosmos (Washington).

    Connections

    • Married Helen May Lee, August 27, 1913. Children: Ivan Charles, Jean Anne (deceased).
    • father: Harvey Burton Crawford
    • mother: Elizabeth (Fountain) Crawford
    • spouse: Helen May Lee
    • children: Ivan Charles Crawford
    • Jean Anne Crawford (deceased)
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    Died November 19, 1960
    (aged 74)
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