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Joseph Christopher Lawler

engineering executive.

Joseph Christopher Lawler, American engineering executive. Recipient New England Engineer of Year award, 1972; named Alumni Man of Year Northeastern U., 1972, Outstanding Civil Engineering Alumnus, 1979; recipient Gordon Maskew Fair award, 1979.


Lawler, Joseph Christopher was born on May 3, 1920 in Lynn, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Joseph Christopher and Clara Mae (Emerson) Lawler.


Bachelor of Science cum laude (Desmond Fitzgerlad scholar 1943), Northeastern U., 1943, Doctor of Engineering (honorary), 1972. Master of Science, Harvard, 1947. Diplomate: American Academy Environmental Engineers.

Registered profile engineer, N.H., Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, California, Virginia Project engineer Camp Dresser & McKee Inc., Boston, 1947-1952, partner, 1952-1983, president, 1970-1978, Chairman of the Board, 1970-1983, chief Executive officer, 1978-1983.


Officer, 1978-1983.


  • Contributor to: Handbook of Applied Hydraulics (Davis), 1969, articles to professional jours.


Member North Reading Public School Building Committee, 1956-1960, North Reading School Committee, 1960-1961. Served to Lieutenant (junior grade) C.E.C. United States Navy, 1944-1946. Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers, Water Pollution Control Federation (director at large 1972-1975, Executive Committee 1972-1973), American Cons.

Engineers Council; member National Academy Engineering, Northeastern U. Alumni Association (director) 1958-1960, vice president 1960-1962), Engineering Socs. New England (president 1962-1963), National Council Professional Services Firms (director since 1972, president 1976), New England Water Pollution Control Association (president 1970), American Water Works Association, National Society Professional Engineers (Professional Engineers in Private Practice award 1977), Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon (honorary).


Children: Susan Vivian, Joseph Christopher III, William Douglas.

Joseph Christopher Lawler

Clara Mae (Emerson) Lawler

Susan Vivian Lawler

Joseph Christopher III Lawler

William Douglas Lawler