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William Mccarthy Acheson

civil engineer

William Mccarthy Acheson, American civil engineer. Served as captain, later major engrs. United States Army, assigned to staff of chief of roads and railroads, 1917, chief of road service, 1918; Member National Research Council. Citation from General Pershing and Major General Langfitt, chief of engrs., World War. Repbulican.

Background

Acheson, William Mccarthy was born on July 16, 1878 in Cohoes, New York, United States. Son of James Francis and Mary (McCarthy) Acheson.

Education

Preparatory education, Troy (New York) Academy. Student Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1895-1898, also Union U., Royal Engineers School, Chatham, England, 1917. Honorary E.D., Syracuse University, 1927.

Career

Began in water works department, Troy, New York. In Isthmian Canal Service, Panama, 1904-1910. Supervising engineer with contractor, later div. engineer New York State Highway Department, Buffalo, same, Syracuse Division, 1915-1916.

Chief engineer Crescent Portland Cement Company, 1916-1917. Div. engineer New York State Department Highways, Syracuse, 1917, 1919-1923. Div. engineer, bureau of Highways and bureau of Canals, New York State Department Public Works, 1923-1927, in charge div. engineering, later chief engineer, since 1927.

Lecturer on engineering, Syracuse University, since 1922.

Membership

Served as captain, later major engrs. United States Army, assigned to staff of chief of roads and railroads, 1917, chief of road service, 1918. Member National Research Council.

Citation from General Pershing and Major General Langfitt, chief of engrs., World War. Repbulican.

Connections

Married Inger Thira Miller, April. Children: Margaret Miller, Thomas Temple.

father:
James Francis Acheson

mother:
Mary (McCarthy) Acheson

spouse:
Inger Thira Miller

children:
Margaret Miller Acheson

Thomas Temple Acheson