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Walter Louis Drager

Walter Louis Drager, American civil engineer. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Theta Xi.; Mason.


  • Drager, Walter Louis was born on February 23, 1886 in Hamilton, Illinois, United States. Son of Charles and Lesa P. (Winters) Drager.

  • Education

    • Student of University California, 1905-1906, Cornell Univercity, 1906-1909.


    • Assistant city engineer, Auburn, New York, 1909-1910. Assistant to construction engineering Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 1910-1911. Assistant city engineer, Schenectady, New York, 1912-1913.

      Assistant to construction engineer Grand Valley Dam, United States Reclamation Service, Grand Junction, Colorado, 1914-1915. Assistant engineer Public Utilities Commision on Denver water supply investigation, 1915-1916. Assistant engineer in charge investigations for Castle Peak Project, Utah Reconnaissance, United States Reclamation Service, 1917-1920.

      Office engineer United States Reclamation Service, Denver, 1920-1922. Engineer Bear River div. Salt Lake Basin Invesgitations, Utah, 1922-1926.

      Resident engineer J. G. White Company, Aguascalientes, Mexico, 1926-1929. Field engineer Stevens & Wood, Inc., 1929-1931. Assistant div. engineer New Jersey State Water Policy Commission, Trenton, 1931-1932.

      Engineer and acting chief engineer Reconstruction Finance Corporation, 1932-1937, chief engineer same and Defense Plant Corporation, 1937-1947, retired 1947.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Theta Xi.


    • Married Alice E. Sickly, February 29, 1908. Children: Carl (deceased), Donald G., Susan Winters (Mistress.
    • father: Charles Drager
    • mother: Lesa P. (Winters) Drager
    • spouse: Alice E. Sickly
    • children: Carl Drager (deceased)
    • Donald G. Drager
    • Susan Winters (Mrs Drager
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    Born February 23, 1886
    Died August 10, 1953
    (aged 67)