Hugh Lincoln Cooper

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Hugh Lincoln Cooper (April 28, 1865[1] — June 24, 1937[2]) was an American Colonel and renowned civil engineer, known for construction supervision of a number of hydroelectric power plants.


Born in Houston County in Sheldon, Minnesota, Cooper was a self-educated civil engineer. He worked throughout the United States, Canada, Brazil, Egypt, and Soviet Union. During World War I he served as a supervising engineer in the US Army Corps of Engineers.[3]

Cooper died in Stamford, Connecticut in 1937.[2]

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  1. ^ "Subjects of Biographies". Dictionary of American Biography. Comprehensive Index. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1990. 
  2. ^ a b Hugh L. Cooper, builder of dam at Shoals, dies. Times Daily – June 25, 1937.
  3. ^ Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad

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