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Raymond Earl Davis

Raymond Earl Davis, American civil engineer. awarded Wason medal by American Concrete Institute for most meritorious paper, 1931 and 1934, also Construction Practice award for notable contribution to art of concrete constrn; award, American Soc; award, American Society for Testing Materials, 1962, award of merit, in 1964.

Background

  • Davis, Raymond Earl was born on June 13, 1885 in Gorham, Maine, United States. Son of Charles and Elizabeth (Gray) Davis.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Continuing education, University of Maine, 1911, C.E., 1914. Master of Sciences, University of Illinois, 1916. Doctor of Engineering University of Maine, 1936.

    Career

    • Started as topographer, 1906. Professor civil engineering and director engineering materials laboratory, University of California, 1926-1952, director and professor сivil engineering emeritus, since 1952. Consulting engineer numerous public private projects, including Tennessee Valley Authority, C.E., United States Army, United States Bureau Reclamation Royal Irrigation Department Thailand, Atomic Energy Commission, United States Navy.

    Works

    • Author or co-author several textbooks. Technical articles to journals.

    Membership

    Served as First lieutenant United States Engineer Corps, World War I. Directed or served on Advisory Committees of several War Research Projects, World World War World War II Twice awarded Wason medal by American Concrete Institute for most meritorious paper, 1931 and 1934, also Construction Practice award for notable contribution to art of concrete construction 1948. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society of Civil Engineers. Member American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, Structural Engineers Association of California, American Society for Testing Materials, American Society Engineering Education, American Concrete Institute (past president, honorary.

    Member), Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Delta Sigma Chi, Chi Epsilon, Sigma Nu. Clubs: Bohemian, Commonwealth, Engineers (San Francisco).

    Connections

    • Married Lola Hazel McCrum, August 17, 1910. Children: Priscilla Joan, Raymond Earl.
    • father: Charles Davis
    • mother: Elizabeth (Gray) Davis
    • spouse: Lola Hazel McCrum
    • children: Priscilla Joan Davis
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