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Whitney Clark Huntington

Whitney Clark Huntington, American civil engineer. Awarded Alumni Norlin medal for dstinguished achievement U. Colorado, 1937. Member American Society of Civil Engineers (president Colorado section 1919-1920, president Central Illinois section 1930), American Society Testing Materials, American Society Engineering Education, Illinois Society Professional Engineers, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Theta Pi.

Background

  • Huntington, Whitney Clark was born on September 29, 1887 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Glen Wood and Jennie Bird (Whitney) Huntington.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University Colorado, 1910, C.E., 1912, Master of Science, 1913, Doctor of Science, 1947.

    Career

    • With Crocker & Ketchum, consultant engrs., Denver, 1910, engineer with M. S. Ketchum, construction engineering, part time, 1911-1919. Bridge designer, C.B.&Q. Railway, summer, 1915. Instructor in сivil engineering U. Colorado, 1910-1914, assistant professor сivil engineering, 1914-1918, professor, acting head of department, assistant dean, 1918-1919, professor, head of department, 1919-1926, head construction department, in charge preliminary planning, structural design and construction of Engineering Laboratory Building, Liberal Arts Building, Men’s Gymnasium, Stadium, Chemistry Building, and structural design of Medical school and Hospital group, 1917-1926.

      Professor сivil engineering, head department University of Illinois, 1926-1956, emeritus building consultant, since 1956. Planning consultant various construction projects. Consultant on planning to United States Air Force Academy, 1955.

      Chairman engineering board Civil Works Administration for Illinois, 1934. Vice-chairman state advising committee work and rehabilitation div. Illinois Emergency Relief Commission, 1934-1935.

    Works

    • Author: Building Construction, 1929, 41, review, 1963. Earth Pressures and Retaining Walls, 1957.

    Religion

    Denomination: Conglist

    Membership

    Member American Society of Civil Engineers (president Colorado section 1919-1920, president Central Illinois section 1930), American Society Testing Materials, American Society Engineering Education, Illinois Society Professional Engineers, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Theta Pi.

    Connections

    • Married Vera Ruth Allison, June 16, 1913. Children: Dorothy Allison, Ruth Allison.
    • father: Glen Wood Huntington
    • mother: Jennie Bird (Whitney) Huntington
    • spouse: Vera Ruth Allison
    • children: Dorothy Allison Huntington
    • Ruth Allison Huntington
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    Born September 29, 1887
    Died March 31, 1967
    (aged 79)
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