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Ahm, Povl Borge

Robert Thorne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 1024 words.

Ahm, Povl Borge (1926–2005), civil and structural engineer, was born in Aarhus, Denmark, on 26 September 1926. He was educated at the Polyteknisk Laereanstalt in Copenhagen, graduating in...

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Ainslie, John

Ian Adams.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Cartography. 744 words.

Ainslie, John (1745–1828), cartographer and land surveyor, was born on 22 April 1745 in Jedburgh, the younger son and younger child of John Ainslie, druggist in Jedburgh, writer to the...

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Aird, Sir John, first baronet

Mike Chrimes.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 1815 words.

Aird, Sir John, first baronet (1833–1911), civil engineering contractor, was born on 3 December 1833 in Greenwich, the second son of eight children of John Aird (1800–1876), contractor, and...

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Alexander, Archie Alphonso

Charles E. Wynes.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 1124 words.

Alexander, Archie Alphonso (14 May 1888–04 January 1958), engineer, was born in Ottumwa, Iowa, the son of Price Alexander, a janitor and coachman, and Mary Hamilton. The Alexanders were...

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Allen, Horatio

David F. Channell.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 1195 words.

Allen, Horatio (10 May 1802–31 December 1889), civil engineer, was born in Schenectady, New York, the son of Benjamin Allen, a professor of mathematics, and Mary Benedict. Allen entered...

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Ammann, Othmar Hermann

William E. Worthington.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 1732 words.

Ammann, Othmar Hermann (26 March 1879–22 September 1965), civil engineer, was born in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, the son of Emanuel C. Ammann, a manufacturer, and Emilie R. Labhardt. He...

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Andrews, George Leonard

Rod Paschall.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Education; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 926 words.

Andrews, George Leonard (31 August 1828–04 April 1899), soldier, engineer, and educator, was born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, the son of Manasseh Andrews and Harriet Leonard. After...

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Arrol, Sir William

Michael S. Moss.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 1263 words.

Arrol, Sir William (1839–1913), civil engineer, was born at Houston, Renfrewshire, on 13 February 1839, the son of Thomas Arrol, cotton spinner, and his wife, Agnes Hodgart, sister of...

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Arup, Sir Ove Nyquist

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 1061 words.

Arup, Sir Ove Nyquist (1895–1988), civil engineer, was born on 16 April 1895 in Newcastle upon Tyne, the elder son and second of the three children of (Jens Simon) Johannes Arup and his...

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Austin, Henry

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. 727 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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