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George Morehouse Huss

civil engineer.

George Morehouse Huss, American civil engineer. member United States Real Estate Board, 1920-1922; Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Railway Engineering Association, S.A.R.

Background

Huss, George Morehouse was born on July 14, 1857 in Tiffin, Ohio, United States. Son of John Thomas and Sophronia Gates (Morehouse) Huss.

Education

Education high school, Heidelberg College (Tiffin, O.), Ohio Business College (Sandusky). Literature and civil engineering, Cornell Univercity, 1875.

Career

Civil engineer and railway builder in West until 1890. Engineer and builder Deming, Sierra Madre & Pacific Railway, in Mexico, 1890-1894. Construction engineering Basra to Bagdad, and Beira Railway in East Africa, 1894.

Built railway from Haifa to Damascus, Palestine, 1895-1896. President Northern Electric Railway, Chicago, 1897. Built Cleveland, Painesville & Eastern Railway, Ohio, 1899.

Built rys. in Northern Wisconsin, since 1900, establishing six towns. Chief construction engineer M., St.P.&S.S.Marie R.R., 1906-1917. Built 2000 miles of railway in western states.

With United States R.R. Administration, 1918-1922, in charge additions and betterments, and as assistant director. Member United States Real Estate Board, 1920-1922. Vice president Montana Railway and Wyoming North & South R.R., 1923-1924.

Consulting practice, and farming since 1924. Expert engineer for C.B.&Q. Railway on Mississippi river dams, 1933-1935. President G. M. Huss Land Company.

Works

  • Contributor on literature, technical, and farming topics.

Membership

Member United States Real Estate Board, 1920-1922. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Railway Engineering Association, S.A.R. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Congressional Country, Fossils.

Wrote: Syrian Letters, 1897.

Connections

Married Ella A. Scranton, January 31, 1883. Children: Grace Scranton, Helen (deceased), Marjorie (deceased), Dorothy (Mistress.

father:
John Thomas Huss

mother:
Sophronia Gates (Morehouse) Huss

spouse:
Ella A. Scranton

children:
Grace Scranton Huss

Helen Huss (deceased)

Marjorie Huss (deceased)

Dorothy (Mrs Huss