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Famous Civil Engineers from the United States

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List of notable or famous civil engineers from the United States, with bios and photos, including the top civil engineers born in the United States and even some popular civil engineers who immigrated to the United States. If you're trying to find out the names of famous American civil engineers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These civil engineers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known civil engineer from the United States is included when available.

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    Alan Voorhees

    Dec. at 83 (1922-2005)
    Alan Manners Voorhees (December 17, 1922 – December 18, 2005) was an American transportation...  more
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    Albert Fink

    Dec. at 70 (1827-1897)
    Albert Fink (October 27, 1827 – April 3, 1897) was a German-born civil engineer who worked in...  more
  • 3

    Alfred Giles

    Dec. at 79 (1816-1895)
    Alfred Giles was a British civil engineer and Conservative politician who sat in the House of...  more
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    Alfred P. Boller

    Dec. at 72 (1840-1912)
    Alfred Pancoast Boller was a civil engineer and bridge designer. He was the chief engineer on...  more
  • 5
    Anthony Joseph Cannella (born March 22, 1969) is an American politician who previously served...  more
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    Archie Alexander

    Dec. at 70 (1888-1958)
    Archie Alphonso Alexander (May 14, 1888 – January 4, 1958) was an African-American...  more
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    Austin Belknap

    Dec. at 83 (1819-1902)
    Austin Belknap (July 18, 1819 – December 9, 1902) was a Massachusetts businessman and...  more
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    Benjamin Morgan Harrod

    Dec. at 75 (1837-1912)
    Benjamin Morgan Harrod (February 19, 1837 – September 8, 1912) was an American civil engineer...  more
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    Benjamin Wright

    Dec. at 72 (1770-1842)
    Benjamin Wright (October 10, 1770 – August 24, 1842) was an American civil engineer who was...  more
  • 10
    William Roark Ratliff (born August 16, 1936), is a Texas politician who served as a member of...  more
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    Bob Lyon, an American politician, is a former Kansas State Senator from the city of...  more
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    Cecil Ashford

    Cecil Ashford is a civil engineer and the father of Matthew Ashford....
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    Charles Arthur Broadwater

    Dec. at 52 (1840-1892)
    Charles Arthur Broadwater (September 25, 1840–May 24, 1892) was a wealthy and influential...  more
  • 14

    Charles E. Spahr

    Dec. at 96 (1913-2009)
    Charles E. "Charlie" Spahr (born October 8, 1913, Kansas City, Kansas died April 7, 2009,...  more
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    Charles Ellet, Jr.

    Dec. at 52 (1810-1862)
    Charles Ellet Jr. (1 January 1810 – 21 June 1862) was an American civil engineer who designed...  more
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    Charles K. Graham

    Dec. at 65 (1824-1889)
    Charles Kinnaird Graham (June 3, 1824 – April 15, 1889) was a sailor in the antebellum United...  more
  • 17

    Clarkson Nott Potter

    Dec. at 57 (1825-1882)
    Clarkson Nott Potter (April 25, 1825 – January 23, 1882) was a New York attorney and...  more
  • 18

    Claudius Crozet

    Dec. at 75 (1789-1864)
    Claude "Claudius" Crozet (December 31, 1789 – January 29, 1864) was a soldier, educator, and...  more
  • 19
    David Bennett McKinley (born March 28, 1947) is an American businessman and politician who has...  more
  • 20

    Ed Foreman

    Age: 86
    Edgar Franklin "Ed" Foreman, Jr. (born December 22, 1933), is a motivational speaker in Dallas...  more
  • 21

    Edwin Harrison McHenry

    Dec. at 72 (1859-1931)
    Edwin Harrison McHenry (January 25, 1859 – August 21, 1931) was the fourth vice-president of...  more
  • 22

    Fazlur Khan

    Dec. at 53 (1929-1982)
    Fazlur Rahman Khan was a Bangladeshi-American structural engineer and architect who initiated...  more
  • 23

    Fob James

    Age: 86
    Forrest Hood James Jr. (born September 15, 1934, nicknamed "Fob") is an American civil...  more
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    Frank Baron

    Dec. at 80 (1914-1994)
    Frank Martin Baron (July 7, 1914, Chicago, Illinois – October 17, 1994) served as professor of...  more
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    Frank Crowe

    Dec. at 64 (1882-1946)
    Francis Trenholm Crowe ((1882-10-12)October 12, 1882 – (1946-02-26)February 26, 1946) was the...  more