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Byron James Lambert

civil engineer , educator

Byron James Lambert, American civil engineer, educator. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Iowa Engineering Society, American Society Military Engineers, Society Promotion Engineering Education, Iowa City Engineers’; Mason.

Background

Lambert, Byron James was born on April 25, 1874 in Argyle, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Furniss and Mary Wasley (Reynolds) Lambert.

Education

B.Di., State Teachers College, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 1896, M.Di., 1897. Bachelor of Philosophy, State University of Iowa, 1900, Bachelor of Science in C.E., 1901, C.E., 1906.

Career

City engineer Cedar Falls and Waterloo, Iowa, 1899-1901. Chief engineer Waterloo, Cedar Falls & Northern Railway during construction, 1901-1902. Successively instructor, professor, and head department civil engineering, State University of Iowa, 1902-1950, acting dean of Engineering College, 1935-1936.

Cons. practice also general contractor. Construction engineering Moline Airport, Iowa City Municipal Swimming Pool. Major of engrs., United States Army, November 1917.

Commanding officer 3d Battalion, 23d Engineers, in France, March-December 1918. Engineer of bridges with 1st Army. Honorary discharged, January 6, 1919.

Lieutenant colonel Engineer O.R.C.

Works

  • Author: High Masonry Dams, Airport Engineering. Contributor on engineering topics. Invented and patented all-steel stadium, 1923 and 1939.

    Course supervisor “Airport Engineering” in National Defense Training, 1941.

Religion

The teaching of the Bible is a key in understanding the way by which a person obtains salvation.

Politics

Church should be involved into political life by organizing delegations to party conferences.

Views

All individuals should be sensitive to others by using appropriate language when referring to any person.

Membership

Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Iowa Engineering Society, American Society Military Engineers, Society Promotion Engineering Education, Iowa City Engineers’. Mason.; Clubs: Triangle, Rotary. Joint author of Lambert and Holt’s Elementary Structures in Steel and Concrete.

Connections

Married Helen Leavitt Davison, November 8, 1902. Children: James Leavitt, Robert Davison, Mary Louise, Richard Hooker, Edward Reynolds.

father:
Furniss Lambert

mother:
Mary Wasley (Reynolds) Lambert

spouse:
Helen Leavitt Davison

children:
James Leavitt Lambert

Robert Davison Lambert

Mary Louise Lambert

Richard Hooker Lambert

Edward Reynolds Lambert