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James Hubert Van Wagenen

James Hubert Van Wagenen, American civil engineer. Member Board Surveys and Maps of Federal Government, appointed chairman 1921, of committee American Engineering Council to investigate devices for stabilizing business as part of the work of the “Conference on Unemployment” called by President Harding, September 1921. Inventor of radio and automotive devices.; Member Iowa National Guard, 1900-1906.

Background

  • Wagenen, James Hubert Van was born on November 8, 1881 in Adams Company, Iowa, United States. Son of Isaac and Margaret (McClintic) V.

  • Education

    • Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, 1901-1903. Bachelor of Science in Continuing education, University of Missouri, 1908.

    Career

    • Appraisal and valuation engineer with Interstate Telegraph & Telephone Сompany, in Illinois, 1908. Private engineering practice in Iowa, 1908-1909. Topographic engineer with United States Geological Survey in North Dakota, 1909.

      Assistant engineer Illinois Highway Commission, 1909-1910. With International Boundary Commission, May since 1910. Engineer in charge field parties, Montana, North Dakota and Minnesota until 1915.

      Chief engineer United States Section of Commission, since 1915, in charge work of commission on line between Alaska and Canada and United States and Canada. Appointed United States commissioner on International Boundary Commission United States—Alaska and Canada, May 3, 1929.

    Membership

    Member Board Surveys and Maps of Federal Government, appointed chairman 1921, of committee American Engineering Council to investigate devices for stabilizing business as part of the work of the “Conference on Unemployment” called by President Harding, September 1921. Inventor of radio and automotive devices. Member Iowa National Guard, 1900-1906.

    Connections

    • Married Lois Jean Andrews, December 27, 1914. Children: Elisabeth, Marcia Anne.
    • father: Isaac V.
    • mother: Margaret (McClintic) V.
    • spouse: Lois Jean Andrews
    • children: Elisabeth Wagenen
    • Marcia Anne Wagenen
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    Born November 8, 1881
    Died March 17, 1935
    (aged 53)
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