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Charles Randolph Thomas

editor , engineer

Charles Randolph Thomas, American editor, engineer. member engineering research staff, Pennsylvania State College; Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Kappa Sigma.; Club: University (Evanston, Illinois).


Thomas, Charles Randolph was born on March 29, 1888 in Beaufort, North Carolina, United States. Son of Charles Randolph and Laura Pasteur (Davis) Thomas.


Bachelor of Science in Continuing education, University of North Carolina, 1912. Special student of University of Wisconsin, Columbia, Pennsylvania State College, and Northwestern University.


Engineering work with United States Bureau Public Roads and state highway departments. Member engineering research staff, Pennsylvania State College. Associate professor сivil engineering, North Carolina State College.

In charge section of review of results, United States Forest Products Laboratory. Successively associate editor Engineering and Contracting, editorial director Successful Methods, editor, manager Professional Engineer, editor, public Reclamation and Farm Engineering until 1926. Managing editor and editor Highway Engineer and Contractor since 1926.


  • Author: (technical bulletins) Highway Culverts and Bridges in North Carolina (with T. F. Hickerson), 1913. Tests of Vertical Pressure Through Earth (with R. B. Fehr), 1914. Highway Maintenance in North Carolina (with D. H. Winslow), 1917.

    Also articles in Nation’s Business, Saturday Evening Post, Engineering News-Record, etc. Compiler: Publicity Methods for Engineers, 1922.


Member engineering research staff, Pennsylvania State College. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Kappa Sigma. Club: University (Evanston, Illinois).


Married Clara Norwood MacNeill, 1915 (died 1919).; married second, Elzada Mackie, June 29, 1927. Children: Charles Randolph, III, Francis Pasteur.

Charles Randolph Thomas

Laura Pasteur (Davis) Thomas

Clara Norwood MacNeill

Elzada Mackie

Charles Randolph Thomas

III Thomas

Francis Pasteur Thomas