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George Shattuck Morison

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1876. Viaduct over the Genesee River at Portage, USA.

George Shattuck Morison (1842-1903)

1903 Obituary [1]

GEORGE SHATTUCK MORISON, who died on the 1st July 1003, at New York, stood in the front rank of engineers in the new world. His works, some of them of great magnitude, especially in bridge-building, were conceived in a broad-minded progressive spirit, and were carried out, so far as detail was concerned, with a much fuller appreciation than is usual of the importance of economy in construction as well as of facility of maintenance. No one who examined his details could fail to appreciate that, along with the characteristics of the master mind, there was combined a knowledge and love of the science of mechanics which influenced greatly his work. And yet he was not originally destined, or trained, for the profession of engineering, and did not enter the ranks until he had become twenty-four years of age. He was educated for the Bar.

Born in New Bedford, Mass., on the 19th December, 1842, of Scottish-Irish descent, his father being a Unitarian minister, his boyhood was spent in a small town near Boston, . . . [more]

1903 Obituary [2]

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