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Philip Stone Donnell

Philip Stone Donnell, American civil engineer, dean. Decorated Bronze Star Medal, Legion of Merit, Order of the British Empire and Army Commendation Ribbon during European Tour.


  • Donnell, Philip Stone was born on December 16, 1889 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. Son of Edwin Cone and Laura (Shipman) Donnell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1910. Master of Electrical Engineering, Harvard, 1915. Master of Arts (honorary), Cambridge University, England.


    • With United States Coast and Geodetic Survey in the United States and P.I., 1910-1913, Alaska, 1915. Engineer companies and schools, 1915-1929. Dean College Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 1929-1954, vice president, 1947-1954, retired as vice president emeritus.

      Supervisor Public Utilities, San Antonio. Head division special studies City Water Board (on leave, writing book), San Antonio, on leave, attending Cambridge U., England, 1956-1957. Director Public Works Administration, State of Oklahoma, 1933-1936.

      Regional professional engineer, Oklahoma, Texas, Maine Delaware 2d World Power Conference, Berlin, 1930, 3d Conference, Washington, 1936. Former member of national council Boy Scouts America.


    Served as lieutenant Signal Corps, Advertising Educational Foundation, United States Army, 1917-1919. Fellow American Institute of Elctrical Engineering (life. Member National Association Professional Engineers, American Society for Engineering Education, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Military Engineers, Theta Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Tau, Eta Kappa Nu, Pi Tau Sigma, Iota Lambda Sigma, Scabbard and Blade.

    Democrat: Presbyterian. Mason.; Clubs: Rotary, Torch.


    • Married Pauline Gardner, June 17, 1917. Children: Sylvia (deceased), Barbara, Richard Gardner (deceased), Franklin, Robert.
    • father: Edwin Cone Donnell
    • mother: Laura (Shipman) Donnell
    • spouse: Pauline Gardner
    • children: Sylvia Donnell (deceased)
    • Barbara Donnell
    • Richard Gardner Donnell (deceased)
    • Franklin Donnell
    • Robert Donnell
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    Born December 16, 1889
    Died December 25, 1962
    (aged 73)