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Walker Rollo Young

Walker Rollo Young, American engineer. Member Colorado Society Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, Phi Delta Theta, Tau Beta Pi.; Member Christian Church.

Background

  • Young, Walker Rollo was born on May 7, 1885 in Butler, Indiana, United States. Son of Oscar and Jane (Walker) Young.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science mining engineering, University of Idaho, 1908, Doctor Engineering, 1935.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Jane (Mistress William R. Ayers). Chainman, surveyor, summers 1902-1909. Surveying, mining and assaying, 1909-1911.

      Assistant engineer United States Reclamation Service, Arrowrock Dam, Idaho, 1911-1916. Assistant and engineer Chief Engineer’ General’ s Office, Denver, 1916-1920. Engineer in charge investigations Colorado River including Boulder dam site, 1921-1924.

      Engineer United States Bureau Reclamation, in charge investigations, San Francisco Bay, also Sacramento Valley, 1924-1926. Construction engineer in charge construction Kittitas div., Yakima Project, Washington, 1926-1930. Senior engineer in general charge investigations of water resources of California, 1930.

      Construction engineer United States Bureau Reclamation, in charge construction Boulder Dam, Power Plant and Appurtenant Works, 1930-1935. Construction engineer United States Bureau Reclamation, in charge Central Valley project, California, including Shasta Dam, Friant Dam and 350 miles of main canals, 1935-1938. Supervising engineer, Central Valley Project, 1938-1940.

      Assistant chief engineer, United States Bureau of Reclamation, November 1940-January 12, 1945. Chief engineer, United States Bureau of Reclamation, 1945-1948. Now private practice as construction engineering.

      President Thompson Pipe & Steel Company.

    Religion

    Denomination: Member Christian Ch

    Membership

    Member Colorado Society Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, Phi Delta Theta, Tau Beta Pi. Member Christian Church.

    Connections

    • Married Marguerite Bush, October 14, 1911.
    • father: Oscar Young
    • mother: Jane (Walker) Young
    • spouse: Marguerite Bush
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    Born March 7, 1885
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