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Walker Rollo Young, American engineer. Member Colorado Society Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, Phi Delta Theta, Tau Beta Pi.; Member Christian Church.

Background

Young, Walker Rollo was born on May 7, 1885 in Butler, Indiana, United States. Son of Oscar and Jane (Walker) Young.

Education

Bachelor of Science mining engineering, University of Idaho, 1908, Doctor Engineering, 1935.

Career

1 daughter, Jane (Mistress William R. Ayers). Chainman, surveyor, summers 1902-1909. Surveying, mining and assaying, 1909-1911.

Assistant engineer United States Reclamation Service, Arrowrock Dam, Idaho, 1911-1916. Assistant and engineer Chief Engineer’ General’ s Office, Denver, 1916-1920. Engineer in charge investigations Colorado River including Boulder dam site, 1921-1924.

Engineer United States Bureau Reclamation, in charge investigations, San Francisco Bay, also Sacramento Valley, 1924-1926. Construction engineer in charge construction Kittitas div., Yakima Project, Washington, 1926-1930. Senior engineer in general charge investigations of water resources of California, 1930.

Construction engineer United States Bureau Reclamation, in charge construction Boulder Dam, Power Plant and Appurtenant Works, 1930-1935. Construction engineer United States Bureau Reclamation, in charge Central Valley project, California, including Shasta Dam, Friant Dam and 350 miles of main canals, 1935-1938. Supervising engineer, Central Valley Project, 1938-1940.

Assistant chief engineer, United States Bureau of Reclamation, November 1940-January 12, 1945. Chief engineer, United States Bureau of Reclamation, 1945-1948. Now private practice as construction engineering.

President Thompson Pipe & Steel Company.

Membership

Member Colorado Society Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, Phi Delta Theta, Tau Beta Pi. Member Christian Church.

Connections

Married Marguerite Bush, October 14, 1911.

father:
Oscar Young

mother:
Jane (Walker) Young

spouse:
Marguerite Bush