George Fillmore Swain
|George Fillmore Swain|
George Fillmore Swain (2 March 1857, San Francisco, California - 1 July 1931) was a civil engineer of the United States. He was a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and later at Harvard University.
He graduated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1877 and then studied in Berlin, Germany, for three years. On his return to the United States, he settled in Boston. In 1887 he became professor of civil engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which was then located in Boston. He remained at MIT until 1909, when he became professor of civil engineering at the Harvard Graduate School of Applied Science. He also served as consulting engineer of the Massachusetts Railroad Commission, and in 1894 became a member of the Boston Transit Commission, becoming its chairman in 1913.
- Notes on Hydraulics (1885)
- “Report on the Water Power of the Atlantic Watershed” in Vol. XVII of the Tenth United States Census
- Notes on Theory of Structures (1893)
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- Conservation of Water by Storage (1915)
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: "Swain, George Fillmore". Encyclopedia Americana. 1920.
- "Swain, George Fillmore". New International Encyclopedia. 1905.
- William Hovgaard (1936). "Biographical memoir of George Fillmore Swain 1857-1931". Fourteenth Memoir. Biographical Memoirs (National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America) XVII.