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Louis Clarence Hill


Louis Clarence Hill, American engineer. Member Jury Awards, Chicago Exposition, 1893.


Hill, Louis Clarence was born on February 22, 1865 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. Son of Alva Thomas and Frances (Bliss) Hill.


Bachelor of Science in Civ. Engineering, University of Michigan, 1886. Reëntered 1889, Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering, 1890, honorary Master of Engineering, 1911.


Assistant engineer Duluth, Red Wing & Southern R.R., 1887-1888. Assistant engineer United States of America (summer), 1887. Div. engineer G.N. R.R., 1888-1889, professor hydraulic and electrical engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 1890-1903.

Engineer United States Geological Survey, 1903-1904, in charge Roosevelt Dam. Supervising engineer United States Reclamation Service, in charge of all work in Arizona, Southern California, New Mexico, Texas and Utah, 1905-1914. United States commissioner, div. of water of Rio Grande between United States and Mexico, and for division of water of Colorado River.

Construction engineering Boulder Canyon Dam, All American Canal, United States Reclamation Service, Los Angeles Company Flood Control, Bouquet Canyon Dam, San Gabriel Dams Nos. 1 and 2, Bonneville Dam, El Capitan Dam, Long Valley Dam, Fort Peck Dam, Tygart Dam, Conchas Dam, Sardis Dam, and 10 dams of Muskingum Conservancy District for War Department. Construction engineering International Boundary Commission.

Member Quinton. Code, Hill, Leeds & Barnard, Los Los Angeles Was construction engineering for Camp Kearney.


Member Jury Awards, Chicago Exposition, 1893.


Married Gertrude B. Rose, August 26, 1890. Children: Raymond Alva, Margaret.

Alva Thomas Hill

Frances (Bliss) Hill

Gertrude B. Rose

Raymond Alva Hill

Margaret Hill