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Ray Ellsworth Lawrence

civil engineer

Ray Ellsworth Lawrence, American civil engineer. Decorated Legion of Merit. Registered profile engineer, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York.


Lawrence, Ray Ellsworth was born on January 9, 1903 in Neodesha, Kansas, United States. Son of Franklin M. and Bessie (Bussert) Lawrence.


Bachelor of Science, University Kansas, 1925, postgraduate sanitary engineering, 1928. Special course United States Public Health Service, Cincinnati, 1931.


Junior engineer Black & Veatch, Kansas City, Missoury, 1925-1926, principal engineer, 1937-1956, partner, 1956-1970. Engineer Kansas Board Health, 1926-1933, acting chief engineer, 1933. Сivil engineering staff U. Kansas, 1926-1933.

Engineer examiner to director Kansas Public Works Administration, 1933-1937. Engineering water supply improvements, sewers and sewage treatment facilities, Wichita, Kansas. Series of projects for Department Defense, Atomic Energy Commission, also sewers and sewage treatment facilities for Kansas City, St. Joseph, Missouri, St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District, Rochester, New York Vice president Kansas City area council Boy Scouts American.


  • Author technical papers.


Served to colonel C.E., Army of the United States, World World War II. Member American Society of Civil Engineers (past chairman san engineering div.), American Institute Cons. Engineers, American Academy Enviromental Engineers, American Water Works Association (member committee sanitary engineering environment National Research Council Advisory Committee Medical Science), Water Pollution Control Federation (president 1961), National Society Professional Engineers, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Tau, Theta Tau.

Club: Kansas City.


Married Catherine Helia Crissman, December 20, 1926. Children: Ray Crissman, Mary Catherine Engle.

Franklin M. Lawrence

Bessie (Bussert) Lawrence

Catherine Helia Crissman

Ray Crissman Lawrence

Mary Catherine Engle Lawrence