MORRIS R. SHERRERD.
Morris R. Sherrerd, C. E., was for a number of years engineer of the waterworks of Newark, N. J., and a couple of weeks ago was elected city engineer in charge of all public works for that city. For a number of years Mr. Sherrerd has been actively identified with the work of the Water Works association, and has served on several of the committees, notably those on Pipe Coatings and Specifications for cast iron pipe. He was elected president of the association at its last meeting in St. Louis, and he is also a member of the tire insurance committee. Without doubt he is one of the most valuable members of the association on account of the interest he has always taken in its work.
BENJAMIN C. ADKINS.
Benjamin C. Adkins is first vicepresident of the association. He is one of the most regular attendants at its conventions and is undoubtedly one of its most popular members. For many years Mr. Adkins has been engineer of waterworks distribution in the city of St. Louis, and his ability in that special field was so much appreciated that two years ago he was elected waterworks commissioner. He has been instrumental in building up the St. Louis plant to a remarkably efficient degree, and his efforts to furnish the people of that city with pure water are likely soon to reach a successful issue, as he is now experimenting on a system of filtration by sulphate of iron. Extensive works are also being carried out under his direction, which will not be completed for a number of years. It is very likely that Mr. Adkins will this year be a candidate for president of the association, and, if so, it seems only reasonable to expect that he will be elected unanimously.
CHARLES H. CAMPBELL.
Charles H. Campbell is now superintendent of waterworks at Charlotte, N. C., where he is superintending a practically new plant for that city, with Arthur Boardman, C. E., as engineer. Mr. Campbell joined the American Water Works association several years ago, and proved his remarkable ability by rising rapidly to the position of third and first vicepresident, finally becoming president of the association, in which capacity he served with marked ability at the Detroit convention. At that meeting an important committee of the American Water Works association on fire insurance was formed, and Mr. Campbell was elected its chairman, a position which he now occupies. He has made a study of the subject of private supply for fire purposes and is probably one of the best known authorities on this subject in the United States. His report at the last convention of the association was very complete, and showed a thoroughness of work which was appreciated by the members of the association.
JOHN M. DIVEN.
John M. Diven, secretary of the association, is so well known to waterworks people that it is almost unnecessary to give any description of his career as a waterworks man. He was connected with the Elmira Waterworks company for a great number of years as its superintendent and manager, and served in that capacity up to a few months ago, when he was appointed engineer and superintendent of the Charleston Light & Power company, Charleston, S. C. As secretary of the American Waterworks association, he has been most indefatigable in his work, and the result shows how successful he has been in procuring new members. Mr. Diven is one of the oldest members in the association, and served in the capacity of secretary some years ago, and was also president at the meeting in Philadelphia in 1 801.
JOHN WATSON ALVORD, C. E.
John Watson Alvord, C. E., of Chicago, has enjoyed for twenty-five years a most successful career as a municipal hydraulic and sanitary engineer, his practice covering a large section of the central West. His earliest work was done in J880-83 as assistant engineer in the construction of the Hyde Park pumping station of the Chicago waterworks, and the first inlet tunnel at that station was extended under lake Michigan at that time. From 1884 to 1888 he was city engineer of Lake View, then a separate municipality, and during that time designed and superintended the building of its sewerage system and the remodeling and extension of its waterworks system, paving, protection works for the lake shore, etc. After a lengthened and educational European tour, he became, in 1889, city engineer of Cicero, 111, for which he designed a system of 380 miles of storm-water sewers and six miles of street paving, which have since been nearly all constructed. He also constructed waterworks systems at Muskegon. Mich., Duluth, Minn., Hurley, Wis„ and Terre Haute, Ind., besides serving as chief of the engineering department of the World’s Columbian Exposition at Chicago, constructing a water pipe line of nearly 100 miles from Wisconsin to the Fair grounds. He has also been consulted and has reported on the value of water plants and power dams in various places; and acted as consulting engineer on many large and important works, among others in connection with the Illinois and Michigan canal commissioners, the sewerage work at C olumbus, Ohio, and the purification of its sewage, the Highland Park reservoir at Pittsburg, a large waterpower dam 011 the Chattahoochee river in Georgia, an additional 5.000.000-gal Ion waterworks system for Hammond, Ind., and the St. Louis system—the last for the expert commission of that city. Mr. Alvord, besides being an acknowledged authority on waterpowers and waterworks, canal and sewerage systems, is an active member of the American Water Works association, president of the Illinois Society of Engineers and Surveyors and trustee of the Western Society of Engineers.
R. M. KELLOGG.
R. M. Kellogg is the efficient superintendent of the Middlesex Water company and secretary of the Bergen Aqueduct company, of Ridgewood, in the same State. The Middlesex Water company, whose headquarters arc at Metuchen, N. J., supplies that village, and the villages of South Plainfield, Woodbridge, Sawaren and Carteret.
A. E. BOARDMAN.
Arthur Edwin Boardman graduated at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. Y., and has devoted most of his time principally to the construction of waterworks. Many plants of which he was engineer are those of Macon, Brunswick, Americus, Cartersville, all in the State of Georgia; Tampa, Ocala and Fernandina, Ha.; Tuscaloosa and Florence, Ala.; Johnson City, Tenn.; and Richmond, Ky. Besides these, he has been engineer for the reconstruction of several works in all parts of the South. Mr. Boardman has been engineer and president of the American Gas, Light & Water company for nearly twenty years, and is now engineer and president of the Jeter & Boardman Water & Gas association, of Macon, Ga. Mr. Boardman is a member of the American Water Works association and takes a particular interest in its proceedings, lie was selected a member of the Water Works lire insurance committee, and h;is added considerably to the information which he is preparing for its report to the association. At present Mr. Boardman is engineer of the reconstruction of the Charlotte, N. C., waterworks, and has extensive consulting practice.
JAMES J. R. CROES.
Janies J. R. Crocs, C. E., stands at the top of his profession as a civil and hydraulic engineer. For the past twenty-five years lie has been engaged in a number of principal waterworks in the lines both of construction and consultation. He has been associated with some of the leading en gineers of the country in preparing plans for waterworks and sewerage construction, and was recently engaged by the city to make a report 011 the Croton datn.
D. W. FRENCH.
1). W. French is engineer and superintendent of a large plant supplying Hoboken and a number of surrounding towns and cities, Mr. French is well known as one of the best waterworks men in the country, and he is at present engaged in completing from his own plans a splendid filter system for the works which he now controls. He is a staunch member of the American Water Works association, and has served on some of its committees.
ROBERT E. MILLIGAN.
Robert E. Milligan is chemist and assistant manager of the New York Continental Jewell Filtration company, with whom he has been engaged for a number of years. Mr. Milligan is one of the best known men in his special line, and he has acted as superintendent of construction of a number of filter plants, and written a number of able papers on the subject of filtration.
At St. Catharine’s, Ont., is an excellent waterworks system, which has been described at considerable length in previous numbers of this journal. It is in every way up-t# date, and its completeness and efficiency are due in great measure to the skilful and intelligent management of Superintendent Alexander Milne, whose report for the past year is a masterpiece of detail. It takes in most minutely every feature and particular of the workings of the department, and is replete with most practical suggestions as to the improvements he considers necessary. It is in itself a very valuable work of reference, and, unintentially on Superintendent Milne’s part, bears most emphatic witness to the great benefit the city enjoys from his professional services.
W. L. GLAZIER.
W. L. Glazier, superintendent of the Newport, Ky., waterworks, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1866. He graduated from Woodward High school of that city, and since then has been engaged in the profession of civil engineering. He was in the United States government service for several years, and in 1895 was chosen city engineer of Newport, Ky. In 1902 he left thaf position to accept the present one that he holds. Mr. Glazier is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers as well as of the American Water Works association.
The Echo, Utah, waterworks system will cost $2,000.