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Hector James Hughes

civil engineer

Hector James Hughes, American civil engineer. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Academy Arts and Sciences.

Background

Hughes, Hector James was born on October 23, 1871 in Centralia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of James H. and Mary (Miller) Hughes.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1894. Bachelor of Science, Lawrence Scientific School (Harvard), 1899.

Career

In office of town engineer, Brookline, Massachusetts, 1894-1898. Assistant engineer maintenance, Chicago, 1899-1900, resident engineer in charge construction in Iowa, 1900-1902, C.,B.&Q. R.R. Designer, American Bridge Company, Pittsburgh, 1902.

Instructor civil engineering, 1902-1903, asset. professor, 1903-1913, associate professor, 1913-1914, professor, since 1914, Harvard. Also professor Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1914-1918. Dean Harvard University Engineering School, since 1920.

Works

  • Author: (with A. T. Safford) A Treatise on Hydraulics, 1911. Roads and Toll Roads in America, 1913. Highway Engineering Education, 1914-1927.

Membership

Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Academy Arts and Sciences.

Connections

Married Elinor Lambert, April. Children: Katharine Porter, Elinor Lambert.

father:
James H. Hughes

mother:
Mary (Miller) Hughes

spouse:
Elinor Lambert

children:
Katharine Porter Hughes

Elinor Lambert Hughes