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Robert Henry Randall

consultant engineer.

Robert Henry Randall, American consultant engineer. Recipient Order of Duarte (Dominican Republican); consultant Organization of American States Mission to Chile, 1960. Order Cruzeiro do Sul (Brazil). Registered profile engineer, Ohio, New York.

Background

Randall, Robert Henry was born on December 22, 1890 in Waynesville, Ohio, United States. Son of George Eddy and Jennie Williams (Bail) Randall.

Education

Student Ohio Wesleyan University, 1911-1912. Doctor of Science, University Santo Domingo, 1952.

Career

Assistant city engineer, Dayton, O., 1914. City surveys various cities, 1914-1918. President R. H. Randall & Company, geodetic and topographic engrs.

(city surveys in Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia), 1918-1935. President Randall Press, map publications, 1927-1935. Consultant National Resources Planning Board (state and regional planning public works), 1935-1940.

Consultant Tennessee Valley Authority, 1938-1939. Consultant, assistant on cartography bureau of Budget, 1940-1960. Vice president Aero Service Corporation of Litton Industries, Philadelphia, 1960-1964.

Consultant on Latin American program Agency for International Development, since 1964. United States member international public works committee International Labor Organization, Geneva, 1938. United States member of commission on cartography Pan American Institute Geography and History, 1942-1962, president institute, 1950-1955, honorary president, since 1955.

Chairman United States delegation Pan American Consultations on Cartography, Washington, 1943, Rio de Janeiro, 1944, Caracas, 1946, Buenos Aires, 1948, 61, Santiago, 1950, Ciudad Trujillo, 1952, Mexico City, 1955, Havana, 1958. Chairman committee experts on cartography, United Nations, 1949. Cons. Cuban government symposium on natural resources, 1957-1958.

Vice chairman United States delegation to United Nations 2d Regional Conference Cartography, Tokyo, 1958. Consultant Organization of American States Mission to Chile, 1960.

Works

  • Co-author, Manual 10, Technical procedure for City Surveys, American Society of Civil Engineers, Modern Cartography—Base Maps for World Needs, United Nations. Principal author: Agency for International Development Manual Number 1—National Resources Inventory, Procedures and Descriptive Specifications. Contributor papers to engineering, science journals Public reports on geodetic and topographical surveys.

Membership

Member international public works committee International Labor Organization, Geneva, 1938. Member of commission on cartography Pan American Institute Geography and History, 1942-1962, president institute, 1950-1955, honorary president, since 1955. Chairman United States delegation Pan American Consultations on Cartography, Washington, 1943, Rio de Janeiro, 1944, Caracas, 1946, Buenos Aires, 1948, 61, Santiago, 1950, Ciudad Trujillo, 1952, Mexico City, 1955, Havana, 1958.

Chairman committee experts on cartography, United Nations, 1949. Cons. Cuban government symposium on natural resources, 1957-1958. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Member Association American Geographers, American Geography Society (honorary. Member), Geography Society Chile (patron), American Society of Civil Engineers (life), Chileen Society Geography, American Institute Planners, American Planning and Civic Association, American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (1st president, honorary. Member), American Geophysical Union, American Society Photogrammetry (honorary.

Member), Mexican Society Geography and Statistics, National Institute Geography Investigations of Uruguay, Phi Gamma Delta. Club: Cosmos (Washington).

Connections

Married Maree Gard, February 11, 1915.; married second, Marguerita Dinsmore Gard, February 11, 1964. Children: Robert Henry, William Eddy, Richard Rainier.

father:
George Eddy Randall

mother:
Jennie Williams (Bail) Randall

spouses:
Maree Gard

Marguerita Dinsmore Gard

children:
Robert Henry Randall

William Eddy Randall

Richard Rainier Randall