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Gail Abner Hathaway

civil engineer.

Gail Abner Hathaway, American civil engineer.


Hathaway, Gail Abner was born on October 11, 1895 in Menomonie, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Lewis and Myrtle Estelle (Crossman) Hathaway.


B.S.C.E., Oregon State College, 1922. Doctor of Engineering (honorary), Drexel Institute Technology, 1951.


Construction engineer various private construction companies, 1919-1922, public bodies, 1922-1928. With Corps of Engineers, United States Army, 1928-1957, field assignments, 1928-1937, chief reservoir regulation, and hydrology section, Office Chief of Engineers, Washington, 1937-1945. Special assistant to chief of engrs., Department Army on flood control, river and harbor project planning and construction programs Office Chief Engineers, Washington, 1945-1957.

Engineering consultant International Bank Reconstrn., Development, 1957-1963. Engaged in practice as consulting engineer, from 1963. With United States National Guard, 65th regiment Army Artillery Corps in France, World War I.

Chairman United States Commision on Large Dams, 1948-1952, president International Commision on Large Dams, 1952-1958. Chairman United States nat. committee World Power Conference, 1952-1958, vice chairman international executive council, World Power Conference, 1952-1958. United States member International Lake Ontario Board Engineers, International Joint Commission, 1953-1959.

Chairman United States section International St. Lawrence River Board Control International Joint Commission, 1954-1957.


  • Contributor to professor journals.


Clubs: Columbia Country, Cosmos (Washington, District of Columbia). Mason (K.T.).


Married Mary R. Peterson, September 21, 1917. Children: (twins) Norman Edward, Neal Leroy, Geraldine.

Lewis Hathaway

Myrtle Estelle (Crossman) Hathaway

Mary R. Peterson

(twins) Norman Edward Hathaway

Neal Leroy Hathaway

Geraldine Hathaway