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Roland Parker Davis

civil engineer

Roland Parker Davis, American civil engineer. Member American Society of Civil Engineers (director, 1937-1939, Vice-president, 1939-1940), American Railway Engineering Associate (commission on iron and steel structures, and cooperative relations with universities), American Society for Testing Materials, Association of Land-Grant Colleges Universities, Newcomen Society, American Society for Engineering Education, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi.

Background

Davis, Roland Parker was born on August 2, 1884 in Beverly, 1Mass. Son of Parker Stephen and Julia Etta (Andrews) Davis.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1906. Master of Civil Engineering, Cornell Univercity, 1908. Doctor of Philosophy., 1914.

Career

Draftsman American Bridge Company, 1906-1907. Instructor сivil engineering, Cornell Univercity, 1908-1911. Engineer with Eastern Bridge & Structural Company, summer, 1908, American Bridge Company, summer, 1910.

Associate professor West Virginia University, 1911-1912, professor head department structural and hydraulic engineering, 1912-1930. Professor structural engring, since 1930. Assistant dean College of Engineering, 1930-1932, dean, 1932-September 1944, acting dean, 1945-1950, dean from 1950.

Bridge engineer West Virginia State Commission, 1914-1919, now consultant engineer same. Division engineer Camp Eustis, 1918.

Works

  • Author, editor technical publications.

Membership

Member American Society of Civil Engineers (director, 1937-1939, Vice-president, 1939-1940), American Railway Engineering Associate (commission on iron and steel structures, and cooperative relations with universities), American Society for Testing Materials, Association of Land-Grant Colleges Universities, Newcomen Society, American Society for Engineering Education, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi. Clubs: Faculty, Kiwanis.

Connections

Married Bessie Belle Strentzsch, June 16, 1910.

father:
Parker Stephen Davis

mother:
Julia Etta (Andrews) Davis

spouse:
Bessie Belle Strentzsch