Allen, Horatio

Born: May 10, 1802 AD
Died: 1889 AD, at 87 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Engineers


1802 - Horatio Allen was born in Schenectady, New York on May 10, 1802.

 

1823 - He graduated from Columbia and was appointed the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company as chief engineer.

 

1828 - He was sent to England to buy locomotives for the canal company's projected railway.

 

1829 - He assembled the first steam locomotive to run in America.

 

1829-1834 - He was the chief engineer of the South Carolina Canal and Rail Road Company.

 

1838-1842 - He was principal assistant engineer of the croton aqueduct.

 

1872-1873 - He was the president of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

 

1889 - He died on December 31, 1889.

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