American Society of Civil Engineers


Dunn, Everett Wesley; ASCE Fellow (1892-1980)



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Document type: Memoir
Part of: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers 1981
Abstract: Everett Wesley Dunn, the son of Moncena and Lois Woodward Dunn, was born August 1, 1892 at Summit, South Dakota. After graduating from high school in Minneapolis, he attended South Dakota State College at Brookings, South Dakota and graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1913.
He married Dorothea Hesse at Hartley Iowa in 1916.
He was County Engineer at Eldora, Iowa for several years, then served as District Highway Engineer for the State of Iowa at Sioux City until 1941, when he entered private practice. Mr. Dunn was employed by, or was a consultant for the U.S. Water Adjustment Board (1944-1946), the Industrial Stabilization Commission (1950-1952), a Portsmouth, Ohio plutonium plant (1952-1953), and was a special consultant for the Atomic Energy Commission at the Nevada proving grounds (1964-1967).
Mr. Dunn gained wide recognition for his ability with labor negotiations with contractors, government agencies, and labor. His work with the Iowa State Highway Commission earned him respect for his knowledge not only of engineering problems but with financing as well.
He was a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Iowa Engineering Society, Tau Beta Pi and charter member of Chi Epsilon at South Dakota University. In 1977 he received the Distinguished Engineer Awards from South Dakota State University when the university began a program to honor a select few of its graduates having distinguished careers.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mary Bartelt and Lois Ann Jubenville, son, James, ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Abstract of a memoir prepared by Archie N. Carter, F., ASCE.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Memoirs of deceased members