American Society of Civil Engineers


Lothers, John Edmond; ASCE Fellow (1889-1977)

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Document type: Memoir
Part of: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers 1978
Abstract: John Edmond Lothers, son of William and Emma Eaton Lothers, was corn on July 1, 1889, in Peru Lack, PA., and passed away August 19, 1977, in Kansas City, MO.
Mr. Lothers did preparatory work at West Chester Teachers College, Juniata College, and Carnegie Tech. His education was interrupted in 1917 when he served with the U.S. Army in France and Germany. After two years as a chief of party for the Union Railroad Company, he returned to college and received a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Valparaiso Unversity in 1923. He received a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from Cornell University in 1930.
Mr. Lothers was an instructor of Civil Engineering at Cornell University from 1924 to 1926. From 1926 to 1959 he was professor of structural engineering at Oklahoma State University. He also was a structural consultant for Sorey, Hill and Sorey from 1954 to 1963. He was the author of numerous articles on steel and timber structures and two textbooks, "Design in Structural Steel" and "Advanced Design in Structural Steel."
Mr. Lothers joined ASCE in 1938 and was elected Fellow in 1959. He was also a member of the Oklahoma Society of Civil Engineers. He was a member of the honorary fraternities Sigma Tau and Chi Epsilon and was named to Who’s Who in Engineering, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the Central States, and American Men of Science. He was also a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
On May 24, 1922, John Edmond Lothers married Mary Ewing. They had two sons, Dr. William T. Lothers and Dr. John E. Lothers, Jr.; and one daughter, Mrs. Bobbye Jean Elliot. Surviving are his wife, three children, one brother, and seven grandchildren.
(Memoir prepared by Randy W. Fiorucci.)


ASCE Subject Headings:
Memoirs of deceased members