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Palmer Chamberlaine Ricketts

engineer , educator

Palmer Chamberlaine Ricketts, American engineer, educator. Served as bridge engineer, Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg Railroad Company, 1887-1891.

Background

Ricketts, Palmer Chamberlaine was born on January 17, 1856 in Elkton, Maryland, United States. Son of Palmer C. and Elizabeth (Getty) Ricketts.

Education

C.E., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1875. E.D., Stevens Institute, 1905. Doctor of Laws, New York University, 1911.

Career

Instructor, 1875-1882, assistant professor, 1882-1884, professor technical mechanics, 1884, director, 1892-1901, president and director, February since 1901, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Works

  • Author: History of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2d edition., 1914.

Membership

Served as bridge engineer, Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg Railroad Company, 1887-1891.

Connections

Married Miss Viera Conine Renshaw, November 12, 1902.

father:
Palmer C. Ricketts

mother:
Elizabeth (Getty) Ricketts

spouse:
Miss Viera Conine Renshaw