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Abel Wolman

Abel Wolman, American sanitary engineer. Co-developer method for chlorinating water. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Water Works Association (president 1942), American Public Health Association (president 1939), American Association for the Advancement of Science, Faraday Society (England), Royal Institute Public Health (England) (Harben lecturer 1979), National Academy of Sciences, National Academy Engineering.

Background

  • Wolman, Abel was born on June 10, 1892 in Baltimore. Son of Morris and Rose (Wachsman) Wolman.

  • Education

    • AB, Johns Hopkins University, 1913. Biosystems Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 1915. Doctor of Engineering, 1937.

    Career

    • Began as assistant engineer United States Public Health Service, from 1914. Chief engineer Maryland Department Health, 1922-1939. Lecturer, professor sanitary engineering Johns Hopkins School Engineering and School Hygiene and Public Health, also Harvard, Princeton University, University Chicago, other universities.

      Consultant engineer, City Baltimore, Baltimore County. Consultant engineer United States Public Health Service, Tennessee Valley Authority, United States Army, Seattle, Jacksonville, Florida. Consultant, member advisory committee on reactor safety Atomic Energy Commission.

      Chairman permanent committee on sanitary engineers Pan American Sanitary Bureau. Chairman sanitary engineering committee Division Medical Sciences, National Research Council. Consultant Association American Railroads, Bethlehem Steel Company, Detroit Metropolitan Area, Miami Conservancy District.

      Adviser American Red Cross. Chairman board technical advisors International Boundary and Water Commission United States and Mexico, 1976. Chairman Task Force on Population Migration City of Baltimore, 1977.

      Member committee international health Institute Medicine National Institutes of Health, 1978. Chairman board review Diversion of Mediterranean Sea to Dead Sea, State of Israel, 1981. Member task force on water supply United States Department Defense, 1981.

      Chairman review group Israeli Water Resources Management, 1983. Honorary president Pan American Health and Education Foundation. Board visitors Boston University.

      Held over 230 positions in public health, public works, engineering and education.

    Major achievements

    • Co-developer method for chlorinating water.

    Membership

    Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Water Works Association (president 1942), American Public Health Association (president 1939), American Association for the Advancement of Science, Faraday Society (England), Royal Institute Public Health (England) (Harben lecturer 1979), National Academy of Sciences, National Academy Engineering.

    Connections

    • Married Anne Gordon, June 10, 1919 (deceased 1984). 1 son, Markley Gordon.
    • father: Morris Wolman
    • mother: Rose (Wachsman) Wolman
    • spouse: Anne Gordon
    Abel Wolman
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    Born June 10, 1892
    Died February 22, 1989
    (aged 96)
    Nationality
    • 1913
      Johns Hopkins University
    • 1915
      Johns Hopkins University
    • 1922 - 1939
      chief engineer, Maryland Department Health