The New International Encyclopædia/Swain, George Fillmore

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SWAIN, George Fillmore (1857—). An American civil engineer. He was born in San Francisco and was educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he graduated in 1877. He then studied three years in the Government engineering school at Berlin, Germany. Upon his return he settled in Boston, where in 1887 he became professor of civil engineering at the Institute of Technology, and engineer to the Massachusetts Railroad Commission. In 1894 he was also made a member of the Boston Transit Commission. His most important publication is a “Report on the Water Power of the Atlantic Watershed” (vol. xvii. of Tenth United States Census).