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educator , civil engineer

William Alton Drewry, American civil engineer, educator. Registered professional engineer, Arkansas, Tennessee, Virginia.


Drewry, William Alton was born on October 23, 1936 in Dyess, Arkansas, United States. Son of Charles Clarence and Cathleen (Ford) Drewry.


Associate Science, Arkansas Polytechnic College, 1956. Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University Arkansas, 1959. Master of Science, University Arkansas, 1961.

Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 1968.


Instructor, U. Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1962-1965;assistant professor, U. Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1965-1968;research assistant, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, 1962-1965;associate professor department сivil engineering, U. Tennessee, Knoxville, 1968-1973;professor, U. Tennessee, Knoxville, 1973-1976;professor, Old Dominion U., Norfolk, Virginia, since 1976;department chairman сivil engineering, Old Dominion U., Norfolk, 1976-1984;principal, Dominion Engineering Resources, Inc., Newport News, Virginia, since 1987. Consultant numerous industries and government agys. Member sewerage advising committee Virginia State Water Control Board, 1977-1983, State Department Health, Virginia, 1977-1983.


  • Registered professional engineer, Arkansas, Tennessee, Virginia.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles on wastewater treatment and environmental research to professional journals.


Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers (president Virginia section 1983-1984). Member American Society Engineering Education, National Society Professional Engineers (PEE Board of Governors 1978-1981, 82-86, trustee educational fund 1981-1984), Virginia Society Professional Engineers (president 1984-1985), Engineers Club Hampton Roads, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon.


Married Nancy Gray Miller, January 4, 1981. Children by previous marriage: William Boyd, Bette Cathleen, Leslie Annual.

Charles Clarence Drewry

Cathleen (Ford) Drewry

Nancy Gray Miller