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Harry Nelson Lendall

sanitary engineer

Harry Nelson Lendall, American sanitary engineer. Recipient George W. Fuller Award, 1947.


Lendall, Harry Nelson was born on July 13, 1878 in Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Frank Nelson and Elizabeth Anna (Poole) Lendall.


Bachelor of Science, College of Engineering, Tufts College, Massachusetts, 1906, C.E., 1926.


Testing department, General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachusetts, 1897-1902. Assistant engineer preliminary surveys for sewage disposal plant, Morris Dam, Connecticut. B. & M. R.R., grade crossing elimination, Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1906-1909, 1909-1912.

Instructor department сivil engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1912-1914, instructor, 1914-1918, assistant professor, 1918-1924, associate professor, 1924-1949, professor, from 1949. Professor emeritus municipal and sanitary engineering, Rutgers University. Dean of men, 1923-1924, chairman athletic council, 1923-1924, department chairman сivil engineering, 1928-1949.

Consultant for various communities in New Jersey on valuation, sewage and water plant design.


  • Contributor various articles to technical journals.


Member New Jersey State Board Health, Public Health Council, New Jersey State Department Economics Development, Interstate Sanitation Commission (commissioner from New Jersey), State Building Code, (civilian committee. Member), American Society Civil Engineers, American Water Works Association (director) New Jersey section, 1941-1944, secretary 1938-1939, trustee 1940-1944), Federation Sewage Works Association, American Society Engineering Education, New England Waterworks, American Society Professional Egnrs., Zeta Psi, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Betta Kappa.


Married Helen Lydia Runyon, July 26, 1922.

Frank Nelson Lendall

Elizabeth Anna (Poole) Lendall

Helen Lydia Runyon