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Donald Hamlin Mcneal

consultant engineer , construction executive.

Donald Hamlin Mcneal, American consultant engineer; construction executive. Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers; member American International Assurance; member Junior Achievement Inc. (member board), Sigma Tau, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Roman Catholic,; Club: American (London, England). Compiler.


Mcneal, Donald Hamlin was born on April 28, 1901 in Kenton, Ohio, United States. Son of Frank and Blanche (Young) Mcneal.


Bachelor of Science, University of Colorado, 1922. Graduate work Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1923.


1 son, John Enright. Field engineer Colorado State Highway, 1918-1922. Structural designer Fisher & Fisher, Denver, Colorado, 1922-1923. Assistant engineer in charge R.R. and dam construction National City Company of New York, in Barahona, Santo Domingo, West Indies, 1923-1924.

Superintendent construction, project manager etc. for W. Tamanga, Denver, Colorado, Hegeman Harris Company, Tampa, Florida, and for self, 1924-1927. Home building and financing consultant, organizer home building service departments for large material companies, 1927-1931. Vice president, general manager and member board National Homes Finance Corporation, Chicago, Illinois, 1931-1934.

Tech director, deputy general manager United States Government Home Loan Bank, and H.O.L.C., 1934-1942, in charge appraisals and reconditioning 1 million homes, land acquisition appraisals for army and navy bases. Pioneered program neighborhood rehabilitation 50,000 units made available for war housing by reconditioning old properties. Assistant president James Stewart & Company, New York City, 1942-1946.

Vice president and director R. W. Hebard & Company, Inc., New York City, 1946-1947. Construction engineering, New York City. Supervisor foreign buildings operations for unites states department State, in United Kingdom and Italy 1948-1949.

Assistant chief foreign buildings operations 1950-1951. Construction engineering University of Illinois Housing Mission to Colombia, S.A., 1955-1957, now building research consultant Interamerican Housing Center, Pan American Union, Washington, 1957-1959. Director of programs division of the Federal Housing Administration since 1960.

Established Construction Cost Index public in nat. building mags. Assisted in drafting nat. housing act F.H.A., 1940. Commissioned to make buildings and finance study by government Paraguay, 1940.


  • Author: Waverly—A Study in Neighborhood Conservation (United States government), 1940. Floor Tiles of Soil Cement, 1957.


Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers. Member American International Assurance. Member Junior Achievement Inc.

(member board), Sigma Tau, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Roman Catholic. Club: American (London, England).


Married Claudia Alice Enright, February 18, 1925.

Frank Mcneal

Blanche (Young) Mcneal

Claudia Alice Enright