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Frank Oliver Dufour

civil engineer

Frank Oliver Dufour, American civil engineer. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Railway Engineering Association, Sigma Xi, Theta Delta Chi.

Background

Dufour, Frank Oliver was born on January 1, 1873 in at Washington. Son of John Francis Ruter and Florida E. (Everett) Dufour.

Education

C.E., Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, 1896.

Career

1 son, Robert Seton. Assistant engineer Lehigh Valley R.R., 1896-1898. Instructor сivil engineering, Lehigh University, 1898-1902. Professor civil engineering, University of Cincinnati, 1902-1904.

Acting professor bridge engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1904-1905. Assistant professor structural engineering, University of Illinois, 1905-1913. Principal assistant engineer with D.A. Keefe, 1913.

Consulting engineer, Athens, Pennsylvania, 1913-1914. Senior structural engineer, central district Division of Valuation, Interstate Commerce Commission, Chicago, 1914-1915. Structural engineer with Stone & Webster, Boston, 1915-1921.

Professor civil engineering and director Materials Testing laboratories, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, 1921-1928. Now construction engineering, United Engineers & Constructors, Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Works

  • Author: Bridge Engineering, 1908, revised edit., 1931. Roof Trusses, 1908

  • Structural Drafting, 1911. Contributor to various technical mags.

Membership

Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Railway Engineering Association, Sigma Xi, Theta Delta Chi. Clubs: Explorers (New York).

Connections

Married Sarah Breisch, of S. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, September 2, 1901.

father:
John Francis Ruter Dufour

mother:
Florida E. (Everett) Dufour

spouse:
Sarah Breisch