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George R. Rich

George R. Rich, American engineer. Member American Society of Civil Engineers (honorary), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (honorary), American Cons. Engineers Council, American Mathematics Society, Seismological Society American, Newcomen Society England, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Theta Chi, Chi Epsilon.

Background

  • Rich, George R. was born on November 3, 1896 in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Jerome Turner and Josephine (Breen) Rich.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1919, C.E., 1956. Doctor Engineering (honorary), 1948.

    Career

    • ; married second, Alice G. Mahan, April 22, 1961. Structural designer Stone and Webster, Inc., Boston, 1919-1922, McClellan and Junkersfield, New York, 1922-1925. Structural and hydraulic designer Stone and Webster Inc., 1925-1928.

      Structural engineer, Jackson and Moreland, Boston, 1928-1929. Hydraulic engineer Stone and Webster, 1929-1931. Hydraulic engineer, United States War Department, 1931-1937.

      Chief design engineer Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1937-1946. Hydraulic engineer and director Chas. T. Main, Inc., 1946-1977, also vice president.

      Partner Uhl, Hall & Rich, 1954-1977. Lecturer hydraulic structures Graduate School, Columbia. Gordon McKay visiting lecturer Harvard, from 1956.

    Works

    • Author: Hydraulic Transients, 1951. Contributor Davis Handbook of Applied Hydraulics, 1952, also professional journals.

    Membership

    Member American Society of Civil Engineers (honorary), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (honorary), American Cons. Engineers Council, American Mathematics Society, Seismological Society American, Newcomen Society England, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Theta Chi, Chi Epsilon. Clubs: Engineers’ (New York).

    Connections

    • Married Embi Susannah Johnson, September 8, 1925 (deceased.; married second, Alice G. Mahan, April.
    • father: Jerome Turner Rich
    • mother: Josephine (Breen) Rich
    • spouses: Embi Susannah Johnson
    • Alice G. Mahan
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    Born November 3, 1896
    Died June 21, 1977
    (aged 80)
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