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Robert Sprague BEIGHTLER, American Chief Engineer, Bureau of Construction. Member of O. Engineering Society; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; F. & Master of Arts, Marysville, O.; Scottish Rite, Columbus, Ohio; American Legion, Marysville, O.; Rainbow Division Veterans, Columbus, 0.


BEIGHTLER, Robert Sprague was born on March 21, 1892 in Marysville, Ohio. Son of William P. and Joanna (Sprague) Beightler.


Grammar and High School, Marysville. O.; O. State University; Army Schools, Fort Bliss, Texas, France. Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth. Kas.


Marysville. O. Assistant Engineer, Union Company, 0., 1913-1915. Assistant City Engineer, Marysville, O., 1915. Assistant Engineer, Union City, O., 1916-1917.

United States Army, 1917-1919. Assistant Engineer, Union City O., July-September. 1919; Assistant Engineer, Franklin City O.

1919-1921; Division Engineer. 0. State Highway Department, 1921-1923. Assistant Chief Engineer. bureau of Cons., State Highway Department, 1923-1925.

Chief Engineer. bureau of Cons., 1925-1928. Asst, Director. Dept, of Highways, 1928-1929. Chief Engineer, bureau of Cons., since 1929.

Second Lieutenant. O. National. Guard, 1914; on Mexican Border, 1916-1917. Fort Bliss, twentieth United States Infantry.

First Lieut, at beginning of war, discharged. Captain, Rainbow Division, 1919. Now, Lieutenant Colonel.

Reserves and Assistant Chief of Staff, 37 O. Division Author of numerous engnrng. articles to Engineering News Record and other engnrng. magazines.


  • Member of O. Engineering Society. Sigma Alpha Epsilon; F. & Master of Arts, Marysville, O. Scottish Rite, Columbus, Ohio. American Legion, Marysville, O. Rainbow Division Veterans, Columbus, 0. Clubs: Columbus Engineers, Columbus Automobile.


  • Eagles (honorary life)

  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon


Spouse Anne Porter, October 17, 1914.