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Harry Edward Schlenz

civil engineer

Harry Edward Schlenz, American civil engineer. Recipient gold medal Camp Custer; William J. Orchard award for distinguished service to water pollution control field, 1968.


Schlenz, Harry Edward was born on November 1, 1905 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Edward and Viola G. (Harder) Schlenz.


Bachelor of Science, University Illinois, 1927, Master of Science, 1929, C.E., 1933.


Assistant University of Illinois Engineering Experiment Station, 1927-1929, instructor water supply and sewage treatment, 1929-1930. Vice president, sales manager Pacific Flush Tank Company, 1930-1954, president, 1954-1969, director, 1933-1969. President Water Pollution Control Federation 1961-1962, advising committee to assistant secretary interior Frank DiLuzio, commissioner Federal Water Pollution Control Administration Trustee University of Illinois Athletic Association, 1949-1953, president, 1953.

Trustee University of Illinois, 1953-1958. member Lake Geneva committee George Williams College.


Member Lake Geneva committee George Williams College. Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers. Member Illinois Society Engineers, American Public Works Association, American Academy Sanitary Engineers, Water and Sewage Works Manufacturers Association (president 1957), Central States Water Pollution Control Association, Sigma Xi, Alpha Kappa Lambda, Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon, Scabbard and Blade.

Clubs: Barrington Hills Country.


Married Norma B. Addison, August 4, 1942. Children: Susan (Mistress.

Edward Schlenz

Viola G. (Harder) Schlenz

Norma B. Addison

Susan (Mrs Schlenz