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Alex James Mcgaw

civil engineer

Alex James Mcgaw, Irish civil engineer. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society of Civil Engineers (president Wyoming section 1940).

Background

Mcgaw, Alex James was born on March 2, 1909 in Belfast, Ireland. Son of Robert and Mina (McClue) Mcgaw.

Education

Came to the United States, 1912, naturalized, 1938. Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Wyoming, 1933, Bachelor of Science with honor, 1934, C.E., 1937.

Career

Assistant combustion engineer Standard Oil Corporation, Indiana, Aruba, N.W.I., 1929-1931. Structural engineer Standard Oil Corporation, New Jersey, Aruba, N.W.I., 1934. Special engineer Wyoming State Engineers Office, 1935.

Member of faculty U. Wyoming since 1935, professor сivil engineering since 1943, head department civil and architectural engineering since 1948, acting dean, graduate school, 1949, college engineering, 1952, dean of engineering, since since 1964. City engineer, City of Laramie, Wyoming, 1940, 41. Head structural design Toltz, King & Day, engrs., architects, air base, Casper, Wyoming, 1942.

Construction engineering, since 1940. Trustee Ivinson Memorial Hospital.

Membership

Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society of Civil Engineers (president Wyoming section 1940). Clubs: Laramie Country (president 1948), Rotary.

Connections

Married Margaret Hopkins, December 20, 1931. Children: Jo Ann, Michael Robert, Nancy Kathleen.

father:
Robert Mcgaw

mother:
Mina (McClue) Mcgaw

spouse:
Margaret Hopkins

children:
Jo Ann Mcgaw

Michael Robert Mcgaw

Nancy Kathleen Mcgaw