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Quincy Claude Ayres

Quincy Claude Ayres, American educator, engineer. Recipient Iowa Engineering Society award for outstanding service, 1944, Faculty citation Iowa State University, 1962. Served as Second lieutenant, First lieutenant, corps engrs. United States Army, with combat divisions overseas. 1917-1919; Member American Society Engineering Education, American Society Agricultural Engineers (chairman reclamation div., 1929,; Club: Rotary.

Background

  • Ayres, Quincy Claude was born on May 30, 1891 in Columbus, Mississippi, United States. Son of Claude Hutchins and Sallie M. (Whitfield) Ayres.

  • Education

    • Student Sewanee Military Academy, 1906-1908, University of South, 1908-1909. Bachelor of Science, University of Mississippi, 1912, Bachelor of Engineering, 1912, C.E., 1920.

    Career

    • April 1946); 1 daughter, Sally Ruth (Mistress L. W. Shroyer III). Married second, Anne Pleasants Hopkins, June 17, 1947. Children—Quincy, Marsha.

      Private practice, municipal, drainage and flood control engineering, Greenville, Mississippi, 1912-1915. Drainage engineer Department of Agriculture, 1916-1919. Assistant professor сivil engineering University of Mississippi, 1919-1920.

      Assistant professor agricultural engineering Iowa State University of Science and Technology, 1920-1921, associate, professor, 1921-1944, professor since 1945, assistant to president since 1945, patent manager (part time) since 1935. Visiting professor of University Tennessee, summers 1937, 38. Research in field soil and water conservation, 1916-1940.

      Construction engineering (summers) various engineering and industrial firms, 1920-1940.

    Works

    • Author Iowa Engineering Experiment Station bulletins. Land Drainage and Reclamation (with D. Scoates), 1928, review, 1939. Soil Erosion and Its Control, 1936 (translations in Spanish).

      Engineering for Agricultural Drainage (with H. B. Roe) 1954 (translation in Spanish). Editor 13 books in McGraw-Hill Agricultural Engineering Series, 1945-1956. Cons. editor McGraw-Hill Book Company, since 1940.

      Contributor Encyclopedia British, McGraw Hill Encyclopedia Science and Technology, others.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Served as Second lieutenant, First lieutenant, corps engrs. United States Army, with combat divisions overseas. 1917-1919; Member American Society Engineering Education, American Society Agricultural Engineers (chairman reclamation div., 1929.

    Club: Rotary.

    Connections

    • Married Mary H. Herron, August 18, 1917 (deceased.; married second, Anne Pleasants Hopkins, June 17, 1947. Children: Quincy, Marsha.
    • father: Claude Hutchins Ayres
    • mother: Sallie M. (Whitfield) Ayres
    • spouses: Mary H. Herron
    • Anne Pleasants Hopkins
    • children: Quincy Ayres
    • Marsha Ayres
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    Died March 1, 1963
    (aged 71)
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