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Francis Collingwood

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Francis Collingwood (1834-1911)

1912 Obituary [1]

FRANCIS COLLINGWOOD, born at Elmira, New York, on the 10th January, 1834, died at Avon, New Jersey, on the 18th August, 1911.

After acting for a time as City Engineer of Elmira, he became Assistant Engineer, and later Resident Engineer, on the East River suspension-bridge, under the late Colonel Roebling.

Subsequently he constructed the dry dock at Newport News and served on the Croton Aqueduct Commission.

Between 1891 and 1894 he acted as Secretary of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He held until his death the office of Expert Examiner to the New York City Civil Service Commission, and was a lecturer in New York University, besides carrying on a consulting practice in New York.

Mr. Collingwood was elected a Member of The Institution on the 1st February, 1881.

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