Michael O'Shaughnessy

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Michael O' Shaughnessy
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Michael O' Shaughnessy
Born(1864-05-28)28 May 1864
Died12 October 1934(1934-10-12) (aged 70)
Spouse(s)Mary Spottiswood
Parent(s)Patrick O'Shaughnessy
Margaret O'Donnell

Michael Maurice O'Shaughnessy (28 May 1864 – 12 October 1934) was an Irish civil engineer who became city engineer for the city of San Francisco during the first part of the twentieth century and developed the Hetch-Hetchy water system.[1][2][3][4] [5]


  1. ^ Prediville, Norma (16 October 2017). "From Loughill to San Francisco with flair: Engineering giant Michael M O'Shaughnessy remembered". Limerick Leader. Retrieved 9 June 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Cristalen". "Biographical Notes: Michael Maurice O'Shaughnessy". Wandering Lizard web site. Retrieved 10 January 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Charles R. Boden (December 1934). "In memoriam: Michael Maurice O'Shaughnessy". California Historical Society Quarterly. California Historical Society. 13 (4): 415–416. JSTOR 25160549.
  4. ^ Wanda A. Adams (8 September 2002). "Hike Through History at Pololū Valley". Honolulu Advertiser. Retrieved 10 January 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Robert Cherny. "The City's Engineer: Michael M. O'Shaughnessy". FoundSF.org. Retrieved 10 January 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

Further reading[edit]

  • Robert W. Cherny (Fall 1994). "City Commercial, City Beautiful, City Practical: The San Francisco Visions of William C. Ralston, James D. Phelan, and Michael M. O'Shaughnessy". in California History magazine. 73 (4). California Historical Society. pp. 296–308.

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