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Charles Melville Upham

Charles Melville Upham, American civil engineer. Decorated Aquila Azteca (Mexico), 1952.

Background

  • Upham, Charles Melville was born on March 6, 1886 in Stoughton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Melville M. and Ann Caroline (Curran) Upham.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Tufts College, 1908, Master of Science, 1925. Continuing education, University of North Carolina, 1924.

    Career

    • John Exley. Engineer with Charles River (Massachusetts) Basin Commission, 1908-1909. Resident engineer Massachusetts State Highway Commission, 1909-1912. Testing engineer, Coleman du Pont Road, Delaware, 1912-1915, chief engineer, 1915-1917.

      Chief engineer Delaware State Highway Commission, 1917-1921. County engineer Sussex County, Delaware, 1917. Chief engineer North Carolina State Highway Commission, 1921-1926.

      Construction engineering Republic of Mexico. 1925. 26, later construction engineering one third of Central Highway in Cuba, highway department Republic of Honduras, 1956-1958, Royal Thailand highway department, since 1957, Kerman Development Corporation, of Iran, since 1958, engineerdirector American Road Builders Association, 1926-1951. Chairman District of Columbia Motor Vehicle Parking Agency.

      Charles M. Upham Associates, consultant engrs., Washington. Cons. engineer on Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. Construction engineering Federal Highway communications of Mexico, and Compania Cubana de Contratistas, Havana.

      Consulting engineer, highways of Egypt. Consulting engineer Maryland. State Roads Commission, 1936-1939.

      Construction engineering Vice-President, Eno Foundation, Saugatuck, Connecticut Received the Bartlett Award for Highway Work.

    Membership

    Member joint secretariat Construction League of the United States, 1935. Member Advisory Planning Common for District of Columbia. Fellow Institute of Highway Engineers (London).

    Member American Society Civil Engineers (life). American Society for Testing Materials, Highway Research Board. National Research Council, L’Association Internationale Permanente des Congres de la Route, La Asociacion de Ingenieros y Arquitectos de Mexico, Pan-American Society, National Academy Science (director highway research board of National.

    Clubs: Shrine, Engineers, Cosmos, Tufts, 100,000 Mile. Assisted in organizing Ordnance Companies. Army of the United States, 1942.

    Connections

    • Married Ina E. Hutchinson, 1912. Children: Charles Melville.
    • father: Melville M. Upham
    • mother: Ann Caroline (Curran) Upham
    • spouse: Ina E. Hutchinson
    • child: Charles Melville Upham
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    Died November, 1966
    (aged 80)
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