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George William Tillson

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George William Tillson, American engineer. Member communications of engrs. of America Society of Civil Engineers, to visit France, 1918, to confer with a French congress for reconstruction work after the war.

Background

Tillson, George William was born on December 18, 1852 in Thomaston, Maine, United States. Son of Perez and Harrriet (Collins) Tillson.

Education

C.E., Bowdoin College, 1877, Doctor of Science, 1910.

Career

1 daughter, Madalene Abbott. Assistant engineer in charge sewer costrn., Memphis, Tennessee, 1880. Made plans and constructed sewer system, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1880-1881.

In charge paving and sewer construction, Omaha, Nebraska, 1881-1887. City engineer, 1887-1892. Assistant engineer in charge pavements, 1895-1902, Brooklyn.

Chief engineer bureau of Highways, Borough of Brooklyn, 1902-1907. Chief engineer bureau of Highways, Borough of Manhattan, New York City, 1907-1911. Construction engineering Department of Public Works, Borough of Brooklyn, New York, May 1, 1911-July 1918.

Actg. commissioner of public works, Borough of Brooklyn, 1913-1914. President of the board directors La Grange Public Library, since 1936.

Works

  • Author: Street Pavements and Paving Materials, 1900. Also 4 sections of American Highway Engineers’ Pocket Book. Contributor several papers on paving subjects to Proceedings American Society Municipal Improvements, and to engineering periodicals.

Membership

Member communications of engrs. of America Society of Civil Engineers, to visit France, 1918, to confer with a French congress for reconstruction work after the war.

Connections

Married Mary E. Abbott, October 5, 1887.

father:
Perez Tillson

mother:
Harrriet (Collins) Tillson

spouse:
Mary E. Abbott