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Richard Erwin Dougherty

Richard Erwin Dougherty, American consultant engineer, railway official (retired). Recipient Egleston medal Columbia Engineering Schools Alumni Association, 1945, University medal Columbia, 1948, Townsend Harris medal Association Alumni College, City of New York, 1949, others. Licensed professional engineer New York, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Ohio, Massachusetts, California, Virginia.


  • Dougherty, Richard Erwin was born on February 13, 1880 in New York City. Son of Richard and Emma (Erwin) Dougherty.

  • Education

    • Student College City of New York, 1894-1897. C.E., Columbia, 1901.


    • Instructor in engineering Columbia University, 1901-1902. Special lecturer Cooper Union, 1917-1921. With New York Central System, 1902-1951, started as rodman, retired as vice president, 1951.

      Consultant Seelye, Stevenson, Value and Knecht, since 1951. Transportation Cons., Washington, since 1954.


    Denomination: Conglist


    Member advising committee on safety of White House, 1948. Member of advisory council сivil engineering Columbia, U. Notre Dame, Norwich University. Member sometime officer several professional associations.

    Clubs: New York Railroad.


    • Married Jessie Evelyn Spurgeon, March 2, 1905. Children: Evelyn E. (Mistress.
    • father: Richard Dougherty
    • mother: Emma (Erwin) Dougherty
    • spouse: Jessie Evelyn Spurgeon
    • child: Evelyn E. (Mrs Dougherty
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    Born February 13, 1880
    Died September 29, 1961
    (aged 81)