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Royce Jay Tipton

Royce Jay Tipton, American civil engineer. Recipient Norlin medal U. Colorado, 1958.

Background

  • Tipton, Royce Jay was born on March 23, 1893 in Litchfield, Illinois, United States. Son of Basil Foster and Sarah (Calvert) Tipton.

  • Education

    • Student of University Colorado, 1915-1917, C.E. (honorary), 1940.

    Career

    • October 1961); children—John Knight, Robert Royce, Natalie Jean (Mistress Thomas Milaskey). Married second, Jincy Hunt, July 30, 1962. Private practice сivil engineering, Monte Vista, Colorado, 1922-1928, Denver, 1933-1967.

      President R.J. Tipton & Associates, Inc., 1945-1954, Tipton and Kalmbach, Inc., Denver, Colorado, 1954-1967. Designing engineer Rio Mante Project, Mexico, 1928. Special engineer interstate water problems and water resources studies Colorado Engineer’ General’ s Office, 1929-1933.

      Assisted negotiation interstate compacts Upper Colorado River, Pecos River, Costilla Creek and Rio Grande, also negotiation Mexican Water Treaty, 1944, Indus Water Treaty, 1960. Member board consultant Pecos River Joint Investigations, 1939-1942, National Resources Planning Board, 1935-1942, canal linings United States Bureau Reclamation, 1948. Member task force water resources and power 2d Hoover Commission, 1953-1955.

      Consultant Colorado Water Conservation Board, 1937-1958, Colorado Planning Commission, 1933-1937, Climax Molybdenum Company, 1935-1952. Technical adviser International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico, 1938-1967. Architect-engineer War Department projects, World World War World War II.

    Membership

    Member board consultant Pecos River Joint Investigations, 1939-1942, National Resources Planning Board, 1935-1942, canal linings United States Bureau Reclamation, 1948. Member task force water resources and power 2d Hoover Commission, 1953-1955. Served to Second lieutenant, C.E., United States Army, World War I.

    Member American geophysical Union American Institute Cons. Engineers, Society American Military Engineers, Colorado Engineering Council (Gold Medal award 1963), Colorado Society Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers (vice president 1965-1967), International Commission Irregation and Drainage (president 1966-1967), International Commission Large Dams, Colorado History Society, American Legion, Alpha Sigma Phi, Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon. Mason.; Clubs: Denver Athletic, Denver, University (Denver).

    Connections

    • Married Natalie Knight, August 25, 1919 (deceased.; married second, Jincy Hunt, July 30, 1962. Children: John Knight, Robert Royce, Natalie Jean (Mistress.
    • father: Basil Foster Tipton
    • mother: Sarah (Calvert) Tipton
    • spouses: Natalie Knight
    • Jincy Hunt
    • children: John Knight Tipton
    • Robert Royce Tipton
    • Natalie Jean (Mrs Tipton
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    Died December 23, 1967
    (aged 74)
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