History of ASCE and Civil Engineering

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1975, Vol. 45, Issue 4, Pg. 67-69

Document Type: Feature article


In October 1974, ASCE published William H. Wisely's book, The American Civil Engineer, 1852-1974, the History, Traditions and Development of ASCE. Some highlights of the book are presented: instances of the Society's defense of members deprived of their jobs for doubtful cause; input to the engineer registration drive; encouragement of depression public works legislation; influence in the drafting of the Taft-Hartley Act. A review of the book by former ASCE President Oscar Bray is included.

Subject Headings: Engineering history | History | Infrastructure | Legislation | Drafting

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