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Horace Williams King

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Horace Williams King, American engineer. Member American Society of Civil Engineers (honorary), Sigma Xi.

Background

King, Horace Williams was born on February 10, 1874 in Big Rapids, Michigan, United States. Son of Charles B. and Fannie L. (Williams) King.

Education

C.E., University of Michigan, 1895.

Career

In general engineering practice, 1895-1899. Assistant engineer, Nicaragua Canal surveys, 1899-1901. Provincial supervisor Philippines, research engineer Canton-Hankow R.R. and United States assistant engineer in charge construction, Manila Harbor, 1901-1904.

Engineer United States Reclamation Service, 1905-1907. General practice, Oregon, 1907-1909. Engineer in charge hydraulic department, Arnold Company, Chicago, 1909-1912.

Professor hydraulic engineering, University of Michigan, 1912-1939, Professor emeritus since 1939.

Works

  • Author: Handbook of Hydraulics, 1917, 2d review edit., 1939. Manning Formula Tables, Vol. I, 1937

  • Vol. II, 1939.

    Section, Irrigation and Drainage, American Civil Engineers Handbook, 5th edit., 1930. Section on Hydraulics, Civil Engineers’ Handbook, 1933, 2d edition., 1940. Co-Author: Elementary Hydraulics, 5th edit., 1948.

Membership

Member American Society of Civil Engineers (honorary), Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Mabel V. Jones, June 8, 1909.

father:
Charles B. King

mother:
Fannie L. (Williams) King

spouse:
Mabel V. Jones