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David Walker Lum

civil engineer.

David Walker Lum, American civil engineer. Member American Society of Civil Engineers.


Lum, David Walker was born on March 9, 1855 in Newark, New Jersey, United States. Son of Amos and Amanda Lum.


Educated Newark, (New Jersey) public schools and Newark Academy until 1873.


In engineering department of railways in Iowa, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, 1873-1876. Assistant engineer Hackensack River and Burgin tunnel improvements, D.,L. & W. R.R., 1876-1877. In office of supervising architect, Washington, 1878-1881.

Div. engineer Kentucky Central and C. & O. Rys., 1881-1885. Div. engineer, 1885-1886, principal assistant engineer, 1886-1887, chief engineer, 1887-1894, E.T.V. G. Railway. Also chief engineer Memphis & Charleston R.R., 1887-1894.

Superintendent maintenance of way and structures, western district, 1894-1897, assistant general superintendent maintenance of way, 1898-1900, engineer bridges and buildings, 1900-1904, chief engineer maintenance of way and structures, 1904-1911, now special engineer Southern Railway Company.


Member American Society of Civil Engineers.


Married Carrie Williams, of Brooklyn, 1878. Married second, Emma S. Price, May 14, 1926.

Amos Lum

Amanda Lum

Carrie Williams

Emma S. Price