DAVIS, GEORGE JACOB, 1876-1957

Biography: 

Engineer; professor of engineering; university dean. Born– June 28, 1876, Washington, D.C. Parents George Jacob and Nora Ninette Jones Davis.  Married– Ardelia Barbara Myers, June 28, 1905.  Children– Two. Education– Attended George Washington University; Cornell University, B.C.E., 1902. Taught engineering at  the University of Wisconsin, 1902-1912; University of Alabama, 1912-1946; dean of the College of Engineering, 1912-46.  Served as engineer for the Alabama State Advisory Committee for Public Works, 1933.  Designed bridges and tunnels for the Tuscaloosa city water works.  Member of Phi Beta Kappa; International Rotary Club; Tuscaloosa Chamber of Commerce; Sons of the American Revolution; American Society of Civil Engineers and several other professional engineering organizations.  Honorary D.Sci., University of Alabama, 1931. Died 1957.

Source:

Davis, George Jacob.  Family History.  Tuscaloosa, 1955.

Files at Alabama Department of Archives and History.

Publication(s):

Family History, With Special Emphasis on the Ancestors of the Brothers, Philip Christopher Davis, George Graham Davis, (and others). Tuscaloosa, Ala.; s.n., 1955.