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Howard Norman Old

Howard Norman Old, American sanitary engineer. Member American Society of Commerce.E., Federal Sewage Works Association, American Public Health Association, Conference of State Sanitary Engineers (secretary-treasurer 1940-1948), National Geography Society, Commissioned Officers Association of United States.P.H.S.

Background

  • Old, Howard Norman was born on August 17, 1890 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Abner Howard and Kathryn Jeffries (Hunsicker) Old.

  • Education

    • Graduate Germantown Academy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1908.

    Career

    • Civil engineer with consultant firms, Philadelphia, 1910-1912. Mining engineer, Nevada, 1912-1913. Sanitary engineer Philadelphia City Health Department, 1914-1917.

      United States Public Health Service, Fort Riley-Camp Funston Zone, Kansas, 1918-1919. Assigned to malaria control operations in various southern states, United States.P.H.S., headquarters Memphis, Tennessee, 1919-1925. Sanitary engineer in charge of shellfish sanitation activities in Middle Atlantic States, Baltimore, Maryland., 1925-1928.

      District engineer of P.H.S. district Northern 4, Memphis, Tennessee, 1928-1929, headquarters New Orleans, 1929-1939. Charge engineering activities incident to interstate travel, nation-wide, United States.P.H.S., Washington, District of Columbia, 1939-1948. Liaison officer United States.P.H.S. with various other federal agencies, 1948-1950.

      Sanitary engineer consultant branch of health, United States Indian Service since 1950. Through grades from junior assistant sanitary engineer (Second lieutenant), 1918, to sanitary engineer director (colonel), 1944. Commissioned corps, of P.H.S. branch of Armed Forces since 1945.

    Works

    • Author numerous papers prepared and presented before technology groups engaged in sanitary engineering public health work. Widely Known for improvements effected in living conditions of America Indians.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member American Society of Commerce.E., Federal Sewage Works Association, American Public Health Association, Conference of State Sanitary Engineers (secretary-treasurer 1940-1948), National Geography Society, Commissioned Officers Association of United States.P.H.S.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Bennett, April.
    • father: Abner Howard Old
    • mother: Kathryn Jeffries (Hunsicker) Old
    • spouse: Mary Bennett
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    Born August 17, 1890
    Died March 7, 1953
    (aged 62)
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