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Allan E. Sedgwick

geologist , civil engineer.

Allan E. Sedgwick, American geologist, civil engineer. Member Los Angeles County Commission to investigate St. Francis Dam failure, 1928; member Los Angeles County Flood Control Commission, to investigate San Gabriel Dam site, 1929, to investigate Tejuna Dam site, 1930; Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Seismological Society America, Phi Kappa Psi.

Background

Sedgwick, Allan E. was born on May 6, 1881 in York, Nebraska, United States. Son of David Ernest and Jennie (Treat) Sedgwick.

Education

Student of University of Nebraska, 1899-1902. School of Mines, Columbia, 1902-1905. Bachelor of Science in Continuing education, University of Southern California, 1918, Master of Science, 1919.

Career

Engineer Greenback (Oregon) Gold Mining Company, 1905-1906. Engineer, construction hydro-electric plant and aerial tram, Tezuitlan Copper Company, La Aurora, Mexico, 1907-1908. General manager American Engineering & Construction Company, Mexico City, Mexico, 1908-1910.

General manager Maine & Nebraska Mining & Smelting Company, Balsas, Guerro. Mexico, 1910-1912; designing engineer, with Noonan & Richards, architects, Los Angeles, 1912-1915. Construction engineering, geology, mining, oil, water supply, electrical distribution, flood control, etc., Los Angeles, since 1915.

Assistant professor geology, University of Southern California, 1918-1921, associate professor, 1921-1924, professor and head department, 1924-1927, head department petroleum engineering, 1927-1929. Consultant geologist, Department Water and Power, Los Angeles, City of Santa Barbara, Montecito County Water District. Chief engineer Seventh St. Light & Power corporation since 1918.

Consulting geologist Golden Gate Bridge & Highway District, San Francisco, since 1930. Instructor in hydrology, United States, Coast Artillery, 1918.

Membership

Member Los Angeles County Commission to investigate St. Francis Dam failure, 1928. Member Los Angeles County Flood Control Commission, to investigate San Gabriel Dam site, 1929, to investigate Tejuna Dam site, 1930. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Seismological Society America, Phi Kappa Psi.

Connections

Married Jeannette Post, September 5, 1906. Children: Wallace Ernest, David Allan, Robert Post.

father:
David Ernest Sedgwick

mother:
Jennie (Treat) Sedgwick

spouse:
Jeannette Post

children:
Wallace Ernest Sedgwick

David Allan Sedgwick

Robert Post Sedgwick