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William Godfrey Arn

civil engineer

William Godfrey Arn, American civil engineer. Served in the United States Army, May 8, 1917-June 1, 1919; Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Railway Engineering Association, Western Society Engineers, Society American Military Engineers, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Legion, Military Order World War, Maintenance of Way; Mason (32 degree, Shriner).

Background

Arn, William Godfrey was born on February 7, 1877 in Terre Haute, Indiana, United States. Son of Godfrey and Elizabeth (Van Brunt) Arn.

Education

Bachelor of Science in C.E., Rose Polytechnic Institute, Terre Haute, Indiana, 1897. Unmarried.

Career

With L. & N. Railroad Company, 1897-1906, as rodman, masonry inspector, building inspector, assistant engineer and roadmaster. Engineer and superintendent Southern Bitulithic Company, Nashville, Tennessee, 1906. With I.C.R.R. Company, 1907-1917, and since 1919 as assistant div. engineer, assistant engineer, roadmaster, assistant engineer maintenance of way and assistant chief engineer, Chicago Terminal Improvement.

Religion

God wants to see people productive, creative, useful, and supremely happy, within an environment of spiritual perfection, health, peace, and love.

Politics

All human life is created by God and therefore is significant and valuable. When governments implement the capital punishment, then the life of the convicted is devalued and all possibilities of change education.

Views

Bible is the primary source of theology and doctrine, with three others being tradition, reason and experience.

Membership

Served in the United States Army, May 8, 1917-June 1, 1919. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Railway Engineering Association, Western Society Engineers, Society American Military Engineers, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Legion, Military Order World War, Maintenance of Way. Mason (32 degree, Shriner).

Clubs: University, Engineers’, Prairie, Sojourners, Adventurers’, Cambridge, Lincolnshire Country.

Connections

father:
Godfrey Arn

mother:
Elizabeth (Van Brunt) Arn