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Alonzo John Hammond

civil engineer.

Alonzo John Hammond, American civil engineer. Member Building Code Committee, Chicago; member board of managers Rose Polytechnic Institute,; Member American Society of Civil Engineers (president 1933; member January 1943), Western Society Engineers, American Railway Engineering Association, American Institute Cons. Engineers; Mason (Shriner).

Background

Hammond, Alonzo John was born on April 23, 1869 in Thorntown, Indiana, United States. Son of John W. and Mary Ann (Padgett) Hammond.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Rose Polytechnic Institute, 1889. Master of Science, 1894, C.E., 1898, Doctor Engineering, 1933. Graduate study, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1891.

Career

City engineer Frankfort, Indiana, 1888-1898. Assistant engineer Terre Haute & Indiana R.R., 1898-1901. City engineer South Bend, Indiana, 1901-1909.

Construction engineering, Chicago, since 1910. Chief engineer Bureau Public Efficiency, Chicago, 1911. Engineer of bridges and harbors, Chicago, 1912-1913.

Assistant chief engineer Chicago Union Station Company (in charge engineering design and construction $75,000,000 station), 1914-1922. Associate with James O. Heyworth, 1922-1925, constructing hydroelectric plants and bridges. With Mellon-Stuart Company, 1926-1927, representative of company in negotiations for $130,000,000 internal improvement program for Cuba.

Since 1927 in consultant engring, practice (City of Chicago on river straightening, viaducts and bridges. Des Moines and Sioux City, Iowa, union stations. Vehicular tunnel under Delaware River.

High level bridge Pittsburgh and report on Minneapolis and St. Louis R.R.).

Membership

Member Building Code Committee, Chicago. Member board of managers Rose Polytechnic Institute. Member American Society of Civil Engineers (president 1933.

Member January 1943), Western Society Engineers, American Railway Engineering Association, American Institute Cons. Engineers; Mason (Shriner). Clubs: Chicago Engineers, Shawnee Country.

Connections

Married Flora Troll, May 23, 1893. Children: Alonzo John, Mary A. (Mistress.

father:
John W. Hammond

mother:
Mary Ann (Padgett) Hammond

spouse:
Flora Troll

children:
Alonzo John Hammond

Mary A. (Mrs Hammond