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John Watson ALVORD

consulting engineer

John Watson ALVORD, American Consulting Engineer. Member, Board of Conservation and Natural Resources, 111., since 1921; member. Citizens Tax Committee, Cook Company, 111., 1929; City Engineer, Lake New City (now Chicago), 1884-1888; Consulting Engineer Author: Relief from Floods (McGraw Hill and Company), 1916.

Background

ALVORD, John Watson was born on January 25, 1861 in Newton Center, Massachusetts. Son of John Watson Senior and Myrletta Mead (Peck) Alvord.

Education

University of Wisconsin, C.E., 1914

Career

Pitkin, April 12, 1926. Chief Engineer, United States Housing Bureal, Director, United States Housing Corporation, Washington, D. C., 1918. Served, Quartermaster’s Dept, as Consulting Engineer, 1917.

Membership

  • Member, Board of Conservation and Natural Resources, 111., since 1921. Member. Citizens Tax Committee, Cook Company, 111., 1929. City Engineer, Lake New City (now Chicago), 1884-1888. Consulting Engineer Author: Relief from Floods (McGraw Hill and Company), 1916.

Connections

Spouse Helen C. Cornell. 1889, deceased; Lucy B.