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Elmer Eugene Brackett


Elmer Eugene Brackett, American engineer.


Brackett, Elmer Eugene was born on November 22, 1876 in Jamesburg, New Jersey, United States. Son of Benjamin Franklin and Annie Eliza (Lary) Brackett.


Bachelor of Science in Elec. Engineering, University of Nebraska, 1901.


Elbert T. Phelps). Installation, operation and management of small public utilities in midwest, 1901-1906 and 1911-1912. Instructor electrical engineering University of Pennsylvania, 1907-1910. Instructor agricultural engineering, advancing to professor, University of Nebraska, 1913-1947, department chairman 1928-1947, retired as emeritus professor, 1947.

Principal University of Nebraska Trades School (Veterans Rehabilitation), 1922-1924.


Member Nebraska Board Tractor Test Engineers, 1919-1947, chairman, 1928-1947. Served as First lieutenant, United States Army Air Service, 1918-1919. Member Society Agricultural Engineers (president 1940), Nebraska Engineering Society, American Society Engineering Education, Nebraska Reclamation Association, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, Young Men’s Christian Association, Farm House, American Legion, Sigma Xi, Gamma Sigma Delta.

Mason.; Clubs: Engineers (past president), Rotary (Lincoln).


Married Minnie Burt Guile, September 17, 1903. Children: Mary (Mistress Leo Barnell), Ruth (deceased), Annie L. (Mistress Charles B. Heal), Elmer Eugene, Jane J. (wife of Doctor.

Benjamin Franklin Brackett

Annie Eliza (Lary) Brackett

Minnie Burt Guile

Mary Brackett (Mistress Leo Barnell)

Ruth Brackett (deceased)

Annie L. Brackett (Mistress Charles B. Heal)

Elmer Eugene Brackett

Jane J. (wife of Dr Brackett