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Biographical Sketch of Emmett Ellsworth Hart

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Hart, Emmett Ellsworth; civil engineer; born, Little Valley, N. Y., Sept. 18, 1861; son of Austin and Dorleski Manley Hart; educated, public schools of N. Y. State, Cornell University, 1883-1887, degree C. E.; married, Little Valley, N. Y., April, 1891, Rachel Joy Sprague; issue, seven children; two years military training at Cornell University; entered the service of the C., B. Q. R. R., June, 1887; continued with them as draftsman, asst. engineer and division engineer, until November, 1895; general engineering practice, 1895-1897; employed by the U. S. government, 1897-1899 on Deep Water Ways surveys; in July, 1899, entered the employ of the New York, Chicago & St. Louis R. R. Co., as division engineer of the Eastern Division; in November, of the same year, made engineer of entire line for the same company; in 1906, made chief engineer, which position he still holds; member the Americal Railway Engineering Ass’n and Tau Beta Pi Cornell Honary Fraternity.


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