Carey, Walter Culpin, 1893-

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Engineer. Born in 1893 at New York City, Carey worked in his early years on various railroad projects in the U.S. and Canada and on subway construction in New York. His long career with the Corps of Engineers began in 1920 and was centered in the New Orleans District. Within the District he held successive positions as Assistant Chief of Operations, Chief of Operations, Chief of Construction, Chief of Design Branch, and Assistant Chief of Engineering. Carey specialized in the design, construction, and operations of flood control projects, and in river stabilization, navigation improvement, and water resources projects. During World War II he served as Engineer and Construction Officer, Eastern Base Section, England, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In that position he was responsible for the design and construction of military installations, including airstrips.

From 1930-1933 he served as river stabilization expert in the Office of President, Mississippi River Commission. Following his retirement in 1963, he continued active in his fields of expertise as a consulting engineer. Throughout his career Carey prepared numerous technical papers, many of which were published in professional journals.

From the description of Papers, 1907-1979, 1920-1963. (New Orleans Public Library). WorldCat record id: 16311104

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creatorOf Carey, Walter Culpin, 1893-. Papers, 1907-1979, 1920-1963. New Orleans public library
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associatedWith Ferguson, Harley B., 1875- person
associatedWith Gray, Bernard Elbert, 1888- person
associatedWith Maloney, Paul Herbert, 1881-1934. person
associatedWith United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Mississippi River Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Vogel, Herbert Davis, 1900- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Mississippi River Valley
Flood control
Marine plants
Military engineering
Water resources development


Birth 1893

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