William Lawson Adams, Jr.

William Lawson Adams, Jr.

1842

Born at Morrisville, Madison County, NY, July 13th

1863

Graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

1863

Assistant engineer on the Brooklyn water works

1864

Engaged in the United States civil service in charge of government surveys in the Sea Islands

1864-1865

Acting professor of geodesy, road engineering and topographical drawing at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

1866-1869

Assistant engineer on a railroad in Iowa

1869-1872

Engineer of the land department, Union Pacific railroad

1872-1876

Professor of geodesy, road engineering and topographical drawing

1875

Married Clara E. Kellom, September 7th, 1875

1876-1878

Director of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; professor of road engineering and topographical drawing

1878-1880

Assistant engineer on the Union Pacific railroad

1880-1883

Principal assistant engineer on the Missouri Pacific railroad, Omaha extension

1883

Civil engineer and architect at Omaha, Neb.

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