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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