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Charles Hutton Gregory

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Sir Charles Hutton Gregory, KCMG (1817–1898), was a British civil engineer.

He was the son of Dr Olinthus Gilbert Gregory, a master of mathematics at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. The chair of mathematics at that time was held by Charles Hutton, who acted as Dr. Gregory's patron. It was in Hutton's honour that Charles was named.

1838 Charles Hutton Gregory of Woolwich, became a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.[1]

1850s Worked with Nathaniel Beardmore on the first stage of improvements on the River Lea Navigation.

1867 He was President of the Institution of Civil Engineers between December 1867 and December 1869.

Gregory was consulting engineer of several major railway construction works, including those in Ceylon, Trinidad, Cape Colony, Perak and Selangor.

In 1882 he was a member of the Channel Tunnel Committee

1886 He was a Royal Commissioner for the Colonial and Indian Exhibition.

1894 he married Fanny Stirling, an actress who died the following year.

1898 Gregory died in London on 10 January 1898.

1898 Obituary [2]

1898 Obituary [3]

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