Speer, Ralph E., 1931-1994.

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Ralph E. Speer (1931-1994) received a B.S. (1954) in Civil Engineering from Iowa State and also completed some graduate work at the University of Michigan and Iowa State. Speer worked as a civil engineer for the cities of Iowa City, Iowa; Rockford, Illinois; Newport News, Virginia and was the Director of Public Works for West Des Moines, Iowa (1990-1994). Speer was a Korean veteran and was also active in numerous engineering organizations. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

From the description of Papers, 1948-1994. (Iowa State University). WorldCat record id: 46370478

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Birth 1931

Death 1994

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