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civil engineer.

Walter Gordon Fox, American civil engineer.

Background

Fox, Walter Gordon was born on May 8, 1863 in Hoboken, New Jersey, United States. Son of Conrad and Susan Eliza (Golding) Fox.

Education

Graduate in civil engineering Lycee Henri IV, Paris, France, 1880.

Career

Various engineering position with C.,Rhode Island & P.Ry., C. & O. R.R., Norfolk & Western, New York City & Hassaram Rijhumal rys., Hudson River Tunnel, etc., 1880-1899. Went to Ecuador, S.A., 1899, and had charge of location and construction of a div. of Guayaquil & Quito Railway, the road starting at sea level and rising to elevation of 11,000 feet. Returned to the United States, 1903, and as div. engineer located and constructed a part of the White River Railway in Arkansas.

In employ of government of Ecuador, surveying a line to the Curaray River, 1905-1906. In charge construction of extension of Mexican Southern Railway, state of Oaxaca, Mexico, 1910-1911. Now director engineering and construction of Curaray R.R., Ambato, Ecuador.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Transition Curves, 1893. Also published pamphlets on field engineering and stresses in bridges and roofs.

Connections

Married May Frances McDonald, of New York, September 28, 1889.

father:
Conrad Fox

mother:
Susan Eliza (Golding) Fox

spouse:
May Frances McDonald