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George Dewey Whitmore

civil engineer.

George Dewey Whitmore, American civil engineer. Recipient Distinguished Service award Department Interior, 1958; Carlos Struck award, 1968. Registered profile engineer, North Carolina, Virginia, Indiana.


Whitmore, George Dewey was born on April 25, 1898 in Hillman, Michigan, United States. Son of George Edward and Jenny (Ames) Whitmore.


Student in public schools, Michigan.


With R.H. Randall & Company, geodetic and topographic engrs., 1917-1933, vice president, Toledo, 1926-1933. Chief surveys, maps and surveys branch Tennessee Valley Authority, 1933-1945. With topographic engineer, 1957-1968.

Member advising committee photogrammetry Syracuse (New York) U., 1945-1950. Advising committee geodesy, cartography and photogrammetry Ohio State University, 1955-1960. Chairman of Commission topographic maps and aerophotogrammetry, commission cartography Pan American Institute Geography and History, 1955-1981.

Chairman United States Government Technology Advisory Committee Antarctica Mapping, 1957. United States.


  • Author textbooks, chapters in books, articles.


Member science committee Antarctica research International Council of Scientific Union, 1959. Member American editorial board Photogrammetria, 1960-1968. Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers (honorary.

Member), American Geography Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Society Photogrammetry (president 1952), American Congress Surveying and Mapping (president 1943-1945), American Geophysical Union, Society American Military Engineers, American Geological Institute, International Society Photogrammetry (governor council 1960-1964), Canadian Institute Surveying, Washington Society Engineers Roman Catholic. Club: Cosmos (Washington).


Married Helen Fern O’Neill, June 26, 1918. Children: Patricia, Richard (deceased), Robert, James (deceased), Jane, Margaret.

George Edward Whitmore

Jenny (Ames) Whitmore

Helen Fern O’Neill

Patricia Whitmore

Richard Whitmore (deceased)

Robert Whitmore

James Whitmore (deceased)

Jane Whitmore

Margaret Whitmore