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Walter Loring Webb

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Walter Loring Webb, American engineer. Awarded Fuertes graduate gold medal by Cornell Univercity, 1932, in recognition of 9th edit., “Railroad Construction”. Mason.

Background

Webb, Walter Loring was born on June 25, 1863 in Rye, New York, United States. Son of Edward Dexter and Emily (Loder) Webb.

Education

Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Cornell Univercity, 1884, C.E., 1889.

Career

Instructor civil engineering, Cornell, 1888-1892. Assistant professor civil engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1893-1901. Construction engineering, since 1901.

Author: Shades, Shadow and Perspective. Problems in the Use and Adjustment of Engineering Instruments, 1907. Railroad Construction, 1931.

Economics of Railroad Construction, 1912, translation into the Russian, 1921. Contributor section 3 (railroads) to American Civil Engineers’ Pocket Book. Also contributor to engineering and scientific periodicals.

Major of engrs., United States of America, 1917-1920, in France as chief engineer of renting requisitions and claims service, in charge of valuations.

Works

  • Author: Shades, Shadow and Perspective. Problems in the Use and Adjustment of Engineering Instruments, 1907. Railroad Construction, 1931.

    Economics of Railroad Construction, 1912, translation into the Russian, 1921. Contributor section 3 (railroads) to American Civil Engineers’ Pocket Book. Also contributor to engineering and scientific periodicals.

    Major of engrs., United States of America, 1917-1920, in France as chief engineer of renting requisitions and claims service, in charge of valuations.

Membership

Mason.

Connections

Married Mary Tremaine Hubbard, September 1, 1886.

father:
Edward Dexter Webb

mother:
Emily (Loder) Webb

spouse:
Mary Tremaine Hubbard