The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Vose, George Leonard

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VOSE, George Leonard, American civil engineer: b. Augusta, Me., 19 April 1831; d. 1910. He was educated at home and at Salem, Mass., studied at the Lawrence Scientific School at Harvard and began his career as assistant engineer on the Kennebec and Portland Railroad. He was associate editor of the American Railway Times in Boston (1859-63}, removed to Paris, Me. (1866) where he was engaged in railroad projects, was professor of engineering in Bowdoin College (1872-81) and held a similar chair in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1881-86). He was the author of several standard works on professional subjects, notably ‘Bridge Disasters in America: The Cause and the Remedy’ (1887).