Bertram D. Tallamy

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Bertram Dalley Tallamy
7th Administrator of Federal Highway Administration
In office
1957–1961
Appointed by Dwight D. Eisenhower
Preceded by John Anthony Volpe
Succeeded by Rex Marion Whitton
Superintendent of the New York State Department of Public Works
In office
1948–1955
Appointed by Thomas E. Dewey
Preceded by Charles Harvey Sells
Succeeded by John W. Johnson
Personal details
Born (1901-12-01)December 1, 1901
Plainfield, New Jersey
Died December 23, 1989(1989-12-23) (aged 88)
Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC

Bertram Dalley Tallamy (December 1, 1901 – September 14, 1989) was superintendent of the New York State Department of Public Works from 1948 to 1955.[1] On October 12, 1956, he was named by Dwight D. Eisenhower as the Federal Highway Administrator under the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Plainfield, New Jersey on December 1, 1901. He attended the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and graduated with a degree in civil engineering in 1925.[1]

He was the superintendent of the New York State Department of Public Works from 1948 to 1955.[1]

On October 12, 1956, he was named by Dwight D. Eisenhower as the Federal Highway Administrator.[2]

He then founded Bertram D. Tallamy & Associates.[3]

He died on September 14, 1989 at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC of kidney failure.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Alfonso A. Narvaez (September 19, 1989). "Bertram D. Tallamy, 87, Official For U.S. and New York Highways". New York Times. Retrieved 2011-11-14. Bertram Dalley Tallamy, an engineer who supervised billions of dollars in highway construction for the Federal Government and for New York State, died of kidney failure Thursday at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington. He was 87 years old and lived in Washington. ... 
  2. ^ "Bertram D. Tallamy". Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved 2014-01-10. On October 12, 1956, the White House announced that President Dwight D. Eisenhower had chosen Bertram D. Tallamy to be the first [sic] Federal Highway Administrator 
  3. ^ Associated Press (July 31, 1964). "Tallamy to Study L.I. Sound Bridge". New York Times. Retrieved 2014-09-29. A firm headed by Bertram D. Tallamy, former State Public Works Superintendent, has been awarded an $80,000