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Alfred Brooks Fry


Alfred Brooks Fry, American engineer.


Fry, Alfred Brooks was born on March 3, 1860 in New York, United States. Son of Major Thomas William Gardiner (United States.V.) and Frances (Olney) F.


G.g.s. Captain Benj. F., Continental Army. Educated private schools and Morse’s School, New York. Engineering school Columbia College.


Brig. General George A. Sheridan, United States.V., 1890. 1 son, Sheridan Brooks. Marine and mechanic engineer, 1879-1886.

Acting assistant engineer United States Treasury service, 1886, advanced through grades to supervising chief engineer, supervising engineer, duty at Port of New York, 1924-1926. Chief inspection engineer for supervising architect United States public buildings, etc., on Pacific Coast, August 1926-March 1927. Consulting engineer, since 1927.

Engineer Lieutenant and engineer lieutenant commander naval militia, 1892-1910. Commander and chief of staff, naval militia, New York, since 1910. Acting chief engineer United States Navy, Spanish-American War, 1898.

Chief engineer and superintendent construction, etc., United States public buildings, New York, 1899-1917. Engineer aide to Admiral Burd, industrial manager Navy Yard New York, and 3d Naval District, March 1917. Captain United States N.N.V., 1917.

Captain, United States Navy Reserve, July 1, 1918. Duty in Navy Yard, New York, at sea and French and English ports.


Member of the board consulting engrs. for improvement of state canals, 1904-1911. Member commission on waterways Merchants’ Association, New York. Member committee of engrs. representing National Engineering Socs. at New York Constitutional Convention, 1915.

Member Special Panama Canal Commission, 1921. Member Harbor Committee of San Diego Chamber of Commerce, 1929. Member City Council, Coronado, California, 1929-1930, mayor pro tem., 1930-1931.

Member Engineers Employment Committee of Southern California, 1931.


Married Emma V., d.

Major Thomas William Gardiner Fry

Emma V.