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Ford Kurtz

Ford Kurtz, American civil engineer. Awarded Fuertes Medal for highest scholastic record in сivil engineering Cornell Univercity. member United States commission on large dams World Power Conference; Member American Society of Civil Engineers, S.R.

Background

  • Kurtz, Ford was born on February 23, 1885 in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Nathaniel Pearson and Hannah (Morgan) Kurtz.

  • Education

    • C.E., Cornell Univercity, 1907.

    Career

    • 1 son, Peter. Aide, United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, 1907-1909. Assistant to hydraulic engineer J.G. White & Company, Inc., 1910-1912, 1914-1915, hydraulic design engineer, successor firm J. G. White Engineering Corporation, 1920-1922, chief hydraulic design engineer, 1923-1927, hydraulic engineer since 1928, engineering manager 1940-1949, member board of directors, since 1948, vice president in charge engineering, 1949-1953, president, since 1953. Resident engineer Parr Shoals Power Company, Parr, South Carolina., 1913-1914.

      Resident engineer Caibarien-Remedios Waterworks Company, Caibarien, Cuba, 1916-1917, director, 1931-1942, secretary 1933-1942. Designing engineer Langley Field, Hampton, Virginia, 1917-1918. Resident engineer United States Nitrate Plant Northern 2, Muscle Shoals, Alabama, 1918-1919.

      Executive member United States commission on large dams World Power Conference.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyn

    Membership

    Member United States commission on large dams World Power Conference. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, S.R. Clubs: Cornell (New York).

    Connections

    • Married Gladys Chappell, June 28, 1917.
    • father: Nathaniel Pearson Kurtz
    • mother: Hannah (Morgan) Kurtz
    • spouse: Gladys Chappell
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    Died August 9, 1956
    (aged 71)
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