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Leslie James Hooper

hydraulic engineer.

Leslie James Hooper, American hydraulic engineer. Recipient John R. Freeman scholarship, 1934-1936, Charles T. Main, Junior award, 1937.


Hooper, Leslie James was born on February 15, 1903 in Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Son of William John and Ethel (Cruze) Hooper.


Bachelor of Science, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1924, Mechanical Engineering, 1928.


Hydraulic test engineer Canadian General Finance Company, Brazil, 1924-1927. Assistant to Professor Allen, Alden Hydraulic Laboratory, Worcester Poly Institute, 1928-1932, assistant, part time teacher, 1932-1938, assistant professor, 1938-1945, professor hydraulic engineering, director laboratory, 1950-1968, professor emeritus, consultant laboratory, 1968-1977. Private consultant practice on flow measurements.

Past international president technical committee 4 International Electrotech. Commission.


  • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member Holden School Committee, 1940-1949, several coms. on school building and water supply, 1947-1953. Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers. Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Engineering Education, Boston Society Civil Engineers (past president), Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi.


Married Edith Carolyn Stockwell, May 24, 1930. Children: Donald Leslie, William Robert, Lee Monroe, Neal Cruze.

William John Hooper

Ethel (Cruze) Hooper

Edith Carolyn Stockwell

Donald Leslie Hooper

William Robert Hooper

Lee Monroe Hooper

Neal Cruze Hooper