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Allan E. Sedgwick

Allan E. Sedgwick, American geologist, civil engineer. Member Los Angeles County Commission to investigate St. Francis Dam failure, 1928; member Los Angeles County Flood Control Commission, to investigate San Gabriel Dam site, 1929, to investigate Tejuna Dam site, 1930; Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Seismological Society America, Phi Kappa Psi.

Background

  • Sedgwick, Allan E. was born on May 6, 1881 in York, Nebraska, United States. Son of David Ernest and Jennie (Treat) Sedgwick.

  • Education

    • Student of University of Nebraska, 1899-1902. School of Mines, Columbia, 1902-1905. Bachelor of Science in Continuing education, University of Southern California, 1918, Master of Science, 1919.

    Career

    • Engineer Greenback (Oregon) Gold Mining Company, 1905-1906. Engineer, construction hydro-electric plant and aerial tram, Tezuitlan Copper Company, La Aurora, Mexico, 1907-1908. General manager American Engineering & Construction Company, Mexico City, Mexico, 1908-1910.

      General manager Maine & Nebraska Mining & Smelting Company, Balsas, Guerro. Mexico, 1910-1912; designing engineer, with Noonan & Richards, architects, Los Angeles, 1912-1915. Construction engineering, geology, mining, oil, water supply, electrical distribution, flood control, etc., Los Angeles, since 1915.

      Assistant professor geology, University of Southern California, 1918-1921, associate professor, 1921-1924, professor and head department, 1924-1927, head department petroleum engineering, 1927-1929. Consultant geologist, Department Water and Power, Los Angeles, City of Santa Barbara, Montecito County Water District. Chief engineer Seventh St. Light & Power corporation since 1918.

      Consulting geologist Golden Gate Bridge & Highway District, San Francisco, since 1930. Instructor in hydrology, United States, Coast Artillery, 1918.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member Los Angeles County Commission to investigate St. Francis Dam failure, 1928. Member Los Angeles County Flood Control Commission, to investigate San Gabriel Dam site, 1929, to investigate Tejuna Dam site, 1930. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Seismological Society America, Phi Kappa Psi.

    Connections

    • Married Jeannette Post, September 5, 1906. Children: Wallace Ernest, David Allan, Robert Post.
    • father: David Ernest Sedgwick
    • mother: Jennie (Treat) Sedgwick
    • spouse: Jeannette Post
    • children: Wallace Ernest Sedgwick
    • David Allan Sedgwick
    • Robert Post Sedgwick
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    Born March 6, 1881
    Died November 16, 1941
    (aged 60)
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