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Edward Everett Wall

civil engineer.

Edward Everett Wall, American civil engineer. Awarded Thomas Fitch Rowland prize, 1908, by American Society of Civil Engineers, for best paper of the year. Member American Society Civil Engineers (director 1918-1920; member since October 1938), American Water Works Association (honorary; member since 1936), St. Louis Institute Cons. Engineers (vice president 1927; member since 1940), Beta Theta Pi, Tau Beta Pi.; Mason.

Background

Wall, Edward Everett was born on August 15, 1860 in Cambridge, Saline County, Missouri, United States. Son of John and Mary Brown (Gault) Wall.

Education

Continuing education, University of Missouri, 1884, Doctor of Laws, 1935.

Career

Engaged in railway surveys and construction, in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska, 1885-1888. United States assistant engineer on secondary triangulation of upper Missouri River, 1889. Municipal engineering and contracting, St. Louis, 1890-1895.

Engineer in charge of sewer construction and reconstruction, St. Louis, 1895-1903, continuing as principal assistant engineer, Water Department, 1903-1906, assistant water commissioner, 1906-1911, water commissioner, rebuilding and modernizing Water Works, 1911-1925. Director public utilities, 1925-1926 and 1933-1941. Construction engineering, 1926-1933.

Designed supplementary water works for St. Louis to cost $25,000,000. Designed and began construction new lighting system to cost $8,000,000.

Works

  • Author: Engineers, Engineering and Some Vagaries, 1931. Literary Productions of Two Engineers, 1940.

Membership

Member American Society Civil Engineers (director 1918-1920. Member since October 1938), American Water Works Association (honorary. Member since 1936), St. Louis Institute Cons.

Engineers (vice president 1927. Member since 1940), Beta Theta Pi, Tau Beta Pi. Mason.; Clubs: Noonday, Circle.

Connections

Married Jessie Towne, February 20, 1901.

father:
John Wall

mother:
Mary Brown (Gault) Wall

spouse:
Jessie Towne