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Carson, Howard Adams, 1842-1931



  • Existence: 1842 November 28 - 1931 October 26

Biographical Note

Howard Adams Carson, 1842-1931, SB in civil engineering, 1869, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was the first alumnus elected to the MIT Corporation, serving from 1878 until his death in 1931. He was president of the MIT Alumni Association from 1884 to 1887. As chief engineer of the Metropolitan Sewerage Commission, Boston, he was responsible for the design and construction of the city's sewage and drainage system. Later, he was chief engineer of the Boston Rapid Transit Commission, under which the Washington and Tremont Street subways and the East Boston Tunnel were built. He was also a consultant for the New York subway and the railway tunnel under the Detroit River.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Howard A. Carson speech to Alumni Association on the General Plan of Instruction at MIT

 Collection — Box Shared D: [Barcode: 39080036789466]
Identifier: MC-0455
Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection consists of an address by Carson on the general plan of instruction at MIT with specific references to civil engineering. The address was probably delivered before a meeting of the Alumni Association on January 18, 1877.

Dates: 1877-01-18