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Elbert Milam Chandler, American civil engineer. Mason.


Chandler, Elbert Milam was born on April 11, 1886 in Santa Cruz, California, United States. Son of Milam and Jessie (Peck) Chandler.


Bachelor of Science in сivil engineering, University of California, 1907.


August 1944); children—Dorothy (Mistress Donald Ballard), Milam (deceased), Geneva (Mistress Orin Tapert), Benson, Travis. Married second, Frances Simas, April 21, 1946. Manager and engineer Burbank Irrigation Project, Eastern Washington, 1908-1917, chief engineer Naches Selah Irrigation District, Yakima Valley, 1917-1919, in charge of design and construction of 11 lined tunnels, etc.

Chief engineer for State Reclamation Board in charge of surveys and designs for irrigation, drainage and flood control projects, 1919-1921. Acting secretary American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, 1921-1922. Private practice as civil engineer from 1922.

Principal project, design, construction Hood River Interstate Bridge over Columbia River, also reconstruction made necessary by construction Bonneville Dam. Chairman Olympia Planning Commission, 1926-1938, and 1940-1946. Past president, Thurston Company Taxpayers Association.

President Oregon-Washington Bridge Company. President Security Properties, Inc. Life member American Society of Civil Engineers (past president Western Washington section), Washington Irrigation Institute (past president).




Married Winifred V. Goodrich, September 26, 1907 (deceased.; married second, Frances Simas, April 21, 1946. Children: Dorothy (Mistress.

Milam Chandler

Jessie (Peck) Chandler

Winifred V. Goodrich

Frances Simas

Dorothy (Mrs Chandler