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mining engineering consultant

Lawrence Adler, American Mining engineering consultant. Decorated Air medal, Purple Heart with one oak leaf cluster; Former Prisoner of War medal; recipient Outstanding Faculty award. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1945. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum Engineers (distinguished member), Sigma Xi.

Background

Adler, Lawrence was born on June 6, 1923 in New York City. Son of Bertram and Serena (Katz) Adler.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, New York University, 1946;Bachelor of Science, Columbia University, 1949;Master of Sciences, University Utah, 1953;Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1964.

Career

Junior engineer, North America Aviation Company, Los Angeles, 1951;assistant civil engineer, City Los Angeles, 1952-1955;assistant professor mining engineering, U. Missouri, Rolla, 1955-1956;assistant professor mining engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1956-1958;assistant professor mining engineering, Michigan Technological U., Houghton, 1958-1961;associate professor mining engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, 1963-1969;professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1969-1979;president engineering faculty organization, member of faculty senate, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1977-1978;professor mining engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, 1979-1993;retired, 1993;consultant, 1993-1997. Consultant Rand Corporation, Calumet & Hecla Company, Freeport Mining Company, National Gypsum Company, United States Gypsum Company, Virginia Coal and Coke Company, Singer Company, Pittston Company, United States Steel Company, Clinchfield Coal Company.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Excavation and Materials Handling, Ground Control in Bedded Formations. Contributor articles to professional journals. Coordinating editor, contributor: Mining Engineering Handbook.

Membership

Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1945. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum Engineers (distinguished member), Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Joan M. Anderson, June 29, 1957. Children: Charles, Lauri Jo, Albert.

father:
Bertram Adler

mother:
Serena (Katz) Adler

spouse:
Joan M. Anderson

children:
Charles Adler

Lauri Jo Adler

Albert Adler