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Austin, Henry (1811/12–1861), civil engineer and sanitarian

Christopher Hamlin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Labour and Demographic Economics; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 734 words.

Austin, Henry (1811/12–1861), civil engineer and sanitarian, was the son of William Austin, medical practitioner, of Bloomsbury Square, London. Two sisters and at least one brother survived...

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Dunn, Matthias (bap. 1788, d. 1869), mining engineer and inspector of mines

Margaret Ray.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Labour and Demographic Economics; Engineering and Technology. 1901 words.

Dunn, Matthias (bap. 1788, d. 1869), mining engineer and inspector of mines, was baptized at St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Birtley, co. Durham, on 10 December 1788, the son of Robert...

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Jennings, (Josiah) George (1810–1882), sanitary engineer

David J. Eveleigh.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Labour and Demographic Economics; Engineering (General). 2253 words.

Jennings, (Josiah) George (1810–1882), sanitary engineer, was born at Eling, Hampshire, on 10 November 1810, the eldest son of Joseph Jennings (1771–1824), plumber, and his wife, Mary...

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Moule, Henry (1801–1880), Church of England clergyman and inventor of the dry earth closet

G. C. Boase.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Labour and Demographic Economics; Engineering and Technology; Medicine and Health; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 663 words.

Moule, Henry (1801–1880), Church of England clergyman and inventor of the dry earth closet, was born at Melksham, Wiltshire, on 27 January 1801, the sixth son of George Moule (1768–1830),...

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Plimsoll, Samuel (1824–1898), politician and shipping reformer

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Labour and Demographic Economics; UK Politics; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 2043 words.

Plimsoll, Samuel (1824–1898), politician and shipping reformer, was born on 10 February 1824 at 3 Colston's Parade, Bristol, the eighth of thirteen children born to Thomas Plimsoll...

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Poekrich [Pockrich], Richard (1696/7–1759), inventor of musical glasses and social and economic reformer

D. J. O'Donoghue.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Engineering and Technology; Instrument-building Firms; Labour and Demographic Economics; Economics. 710 words.

Poekrich [Pockrich], Richard (1696/7–1759), inventor of musical glasses and social and economic reformer, was born in Aghnamallagh, near the town of Monaghan, Ireland, and was descended...

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Ranger, William (1799–1863), civil engineer and sanitary inspector

Brian Lancaster.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Labour and Demographic Economics; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 1024 words.

Ranger, William (1799–1863), civil engineer and sanitary inspector, was the son of Richard Ranger (d. 1839), a builder and later town commissioner, and his wife, Mary, née Martin, who were...

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Rodale, J. I.

Carlton Jackson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Social and Cultural History; Labour and Demographic Economics; Journalism. 1187 words.

Rodale, J. I. (16 August 1898–07 June 1971), health food publisher, was born Jerome Irving Cohen in New York City, the son of Michael Cohen, a capmaker and grocer, and Bertha Rouda. Both...

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Shanks, John (1825–1895), sanitary engineer

David J. Eveleigh.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Labour and Demographic Economics; Engineering (General). 1905 words.

Shanks, John (1825–1895), sanitary engineer, was born in Stonefield, Paisley, Renfrewshire, on 22 December 1825, the eldest son of William Shanks, a handloom weaver and later a church...

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Simpson, James (1799–1869), waterworks engineer

John Broich.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Labour and Demographic Economics; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 1307 words.

Simpson, James (1799–1869), waterworks engineer, was born in London on 25 July 1799, the fourth son of Thomas Simpson, engineer of the Chelsea, and later Lambeth, water companies. Born in...

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