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Roland Parker Davis

Roland Parker Davis, American civil engineer. Member American Society of Civil Engineers (director, 1937-1939, Vice-president, 1939-1940), American Railway Engineering Associate (commission on iron and steel structures, and cooperative relations with universities), American Society for Testing Materials, Association of Land-Grant Colleges Universities, Newcomen Society, American Society for Engineering Education, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi.

Background

  • Davis, Roland Parker was born on August 2, 1884 in Beverly, 1Mass. Son of Parker Stephen and Julia Etta (Andrews) Davis.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1906. Master of Civil Engineering, Cornell Univercity, 1908. Doctor of Philosophy., 1914.

    Career

    • Draftsman American Bridge Company, 1906-1907. Instructor сivil engineering, Cornell Univercity, 1908-1911. Engineer with Eastern Bridge & Structural Company, summer, 1908, American Bridge Company, summer, 1910.

      Associate professor West Virginia University, 1911-1912, professor head department structural and hydraulic engineering, 1912-1930. Professor structural engring, since 1930. Assistant dean College of Engineering, 1930-1932, dean, 1932-September 1944, acting dean, 1945-1950, dean from 1950.

      Bridge engineer West Virginia State Commission, 1914-1919, now consultant engineer same. Division engineer Camp Eustis, 1918.

    Works

    • Author, editor technical publications.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member American Society of Civil Engineers (director, 1937-1939, Vice-president, 1939-1940), American Railway Engineering Associate (commission on iron and steel structures, and cooperative relations with universities), American Society for Testing Materials, Association of Land-Grant Colleges Universities, Newcomen Society, American Society for Engineering Education, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi. Clubs: Faculty, Kiwanis.

    Connections

    • Married Bessie Belle Strentzsch, June 16, 1910.
    • father: Parker Stephen Davis
    • mother: Julia Etta (Andrews) Davis
    • spouse: Bessie Belle Strentzsch
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    Born August 2, 1884
    Died December 11, 1974
    (aged 90)
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