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George Harrison Fenkell

civil engineer

George Harrison Fenkell, American civil engineer. Recipient Norman medal American Society of Civil Engineers, 1902. Honorary member American Society of Civil Engineers (director 1923-1926), American Waterworks Association (president 1931), Michigan Engineering Society (president 1926-1927); member Engineering Society Detroit, Tau Beta Pi.

Background

Fenkell, George Harrison was born on February 4, 1873 in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, United States. Son of Delaville L. and Sarah Nancy (Foote) Fenkell.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University Michigan, 1926, as of 1895.

Career

Civil engineer with Commissioners of Water Works, Erie, Pennsylvania, 1902-1907, Pennsylvania Dock Commission, 1908. Civil engineer Department Water Works, Detroit, 1908-1913. Commissioner public works, 1913-1918, general manager Department of Water Supply, 1918-1938, chief engineer New Water Supply Project, 1924-1938.

Membership

Member Recreation Commission, Detroit, 1914-1918. Member Engineering Board Review, Sanitary District Chicago, 1924-1925. President Michigan Engineering Society, 1926.

Detroit Engineering Society, 1925-1926.

Connections

Married Jeanie Harris, February 22, 1897. Children: Neal H., Margaret Susan (Mistress.

father:
Delaville L. Fenkell

mother:
Sarah Nancy (Foote) Fenkell

spouse:
Jeanie Harris

children:
Neal H. Fenkell

Margaret Susan (Mrs Fenkell