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Walter Louis Drager

civil engineer

Walter Louis Drager, American civil engineer. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Theta Xi.; Mason.


Drager, Walter Louis was born on February 23, 1886 in Hamilton, Illinois, United States. Son of Charles and Lesa P. (Winters) Drager.


Student of University California, 1905-1906, Cornell Univercity, 1906-1909.


Assistant city engineer, Auburn, New York, 1909-1910. Assistant to construction engineering Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 1910-1911. Assistant city engineer, Schenectady, New York, 1912-1913.

Assistant to construction engineer Grand Valley Dam, United States Reclamation Service, Grand Junction, Colorado, 1914-1915. Assistant engineer Public Utilities Commision on Denver water supply investigation, 1915-1916. Assistant engineer in charge investigations for Castle Peak Project, Utah Reconnaissance, United States Reclamation Service, 1917-1920.

Office engineer United States Reclamation Service, Denver, 1920-1922. Engineer Bear River div. Salt Lake Basin Invesgitations, Utah, 1922-1926.

Resident engineer J. G. White Company, Aguascalientes, Mexico, 1926-1929. Field engineer Stevens & Wood, Inc., 1929-1931. Assistant div. engineer New Jersey State Water Policy Commission, Trenton, 1931-1932.

Engineer and acting chief engineer Reconstruction Finance Corporation, 1932-1937, chief engineer same and Defense Plant Corporation, 1937-1947, retired 1947.


Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Theta Xi.


Married Alice E. Sickly, February 29, 1908. Children: Carl (deceased), Donald G., Susan Winters (Mistress.

Charles Drager

Lesa P. (Winters) Drager

Alice E. Sickly

Carl Drager (deceased)

Donald G. Drager

Susan Winters (Mrs Drager