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Robert Henry Sherlock

Robert Henry Sherlock, American engineer, educator. Recipient Norman medal American Society of Civil Engineers, 1954.


  • Sherlock, Robert Henry was born on February 23, 1887 in Lafayette, Indiana, United States. Son of Robert and Mary Ann (McPhillips) Sherlock.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Purdue, 1910.


    • Engineer American Bridge Company, Toledo, Pittsburgh, 1910-1923. Assistant professor сivil engineering University of Michigan, 1923-1926, associate professor, 1926-1933, professor, from 1933.


    • Author: Storm Loading and Strength of Wood Pole Lines and a Study of Wind Gusts, 1936. Author technical papers.


    Member American Society of Civil Engineers (Chairman of Commission on wind loading 1952, nat. director from 1956), Engineering Society Detroit, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Concrete Institute, American Meteorological Society, International Association Bridge and Structural Engineering (chairman United States council 1936-1942, chairman United States delegation Berlin Congress 1936, international permanent committee 1940-1948), American Society Engineering Education, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi.


    • Married Mary Louise Egan, June, 1915.
    • father: Robert Sherlock
    • mother: Mary Ann (McPhillips) Sherlock
    • spouse: Mary Louise Egan
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    Born February 23, 1887