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William Whipple,, American government policy consultant, writer. Registered professional engineer, New Jersey. Recipient Trustees award New Jersey institute Technology, 1985, government award Water Resource Association of Delaware River Basin, 1987, Toulmin award for best articles Military Engineer, 1975, Formal Commendation from President of the United States, 1971.


Whipple,, William was born on February 4, 1909 in Cinclare, Louisiana, United States. Son of William and Genevieve (Randolph) Whipple.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1930. Bachelor, Oxford University, England, 1933. Master of Arts, Oxford University, England, 1937.

Civil Engineer, Princeton University, 1936.


Second in command Lieutenant, Corps Engineers, United States Army, 1930; advanced through grades to brigadier general, Corps Engineers, United States Army retired, Corps Engineers, United States Army, 1960; chief engineer, New York World's Fair Corporation, Flushing Meadow, New York, 1960-1964; private practice construction engineering, New York City, 1964-1965; director Water Resources Research Institute, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1965-1979; research professor Coastal and Environmental Institute, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1979-1981; assistant director division water resources, Department Environmental Protection, Trenton, New Jersey, 1981-1989; coordinator nonpoint cource control program division water resource, Department Environmental Protection, Trenton, New Jersey, 1989-1990; principal, Greeley Polhemus Group, Chester, Pennsylvania, since 1990.


  • Registered professional engineer, New Jersey.


Chairman Flood Control Committee, Princeton, New Jersey, 1975-1981. Advisory council, Revision of New Jersey's Water Supply Master Plan, 2001. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society of Civil Engineers (life, chairman urban water resources research council 1973-1975, Lifetime Achievement award Institute Environment and Water Resources 2001), Society of America Military Engineers (life), American Water Resources Association (president 1993, Icko Iben award 1978, William Ackerman medal 1989, Boggess award.

Member American Academy Environmental Engineers (diplomate), Universities Council on Water Resources (chairman 1976-1978), Sigma Xi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, walking with dogs, history and biography.


Married Dixie Ancrum, March 30, 1935 (deceased October 1955). Children: Anne Calhoun, William III, Claire Randolph. Married Renée Pauline Exiga, July 21, 1956 (divorced May 1974).

1 child, Philip; Married Frances Edith Cheek, June 1, 1974 (deceased July 1983). Married Alice Terry Goodloe, December 1, 1984.

William Whipple,

Genevieve (Randolph) Whipple,

Alice Terry Goodloe

Dixie Ancrum

Renée Pauline Exiga

Frances Edith Cheek

Anne Calhoun Whipple,

Philip Whipple,

William III Whipple,

Claire Randolph Whipple,