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George Gray Anderson 

Anderson, George Gray, consulting civil engineer, born at Aberdeen, Scotland, April 20, 1858; son of James and Sarah (Gray) Anderson. Education, Robert Gordon's Hospital, Aberdeen (Silver Medallist ; University of Aberdeen (mathematics and physics only). Married Sarah Ellen Beck, Oct. 31, 1883, at Denver, Colo.  Apprenticed with Messrs. Walker and Beattie, engineers and surveyors, Aberdeen, Scotland, 1874-79; with London and Northwestern Ry., London, Eng., 1879-80; assistant engineer, Northern Colorado Irrigation Co., Denver, Colo., 1880-83; chief engineer, Northern Colorado Irrigation Co., Larimer & Weld Irrigation Co.,  Loveland & Greeley Irrigation Co., and Platte Valley Irrigation Co., 1883-90; member firm Campbell & Anderson, consulting engineers, constructed Iliff and Platte Valley Canal and Loveland Reservoir, 1890 96; consulting engineer, Travelers' Insurance Co., in Colorado, built Rio Grande dam at Del Norte, Colo., 1896-97 ; consulting engineer, Alberta Ry. and Irri. Co., Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, 1897-1905; constructed Greeley Water Works, Colorado, 1906-7; constructed Clear Creek reservoir, Granite, Colo., for Otero Irri. Dist., 1907-09; constructed Schaefer Dam for Beaver Land and Irri. Co., Fremont County, Colo., 1909-10; re-constructed Otero Canal for Otero Irri. Dist., 1910; consulting and supervising engineer, Costilla Estates Development Co., Colorado, constructed Sanchez Dam, 1910-11. 

As consulting engineer, engaged in numerous appraisals, and in water supplies, in litigations, for Denver Union Water Co., and others. Since 1909, consulting engineer, Great Northern Irri. & Power Co., butt Co., Colorado. Member, Am. Soc. Civil Engrs., Institution Civil Engrs., Canadian Soc. Civil Engrs., Soc. for Promotion of Engrg. Edn., Am. Assn. for Advan. of Science, Colorado Scientific Soc., Natl. Geographic Soc., Colorado Assn. of Members of the Am. Soc. C. E. (past president) honorary member, Tau Beta Pi, Colorado Chapter Beta, Denver Chamber of Commerce. Clubs: Denver, Denver Athletic, Mile High. 

Contributor of following papers to engrg. journals: "Irrigation," "The Effect of Alkali on Concrete," "Irrigation in Colorado," "Some Aspects of Irrigation Development in Colorado." Residence, 1432 Grant St.; office, 624-5-6 First Natl. Bank Bldg., Denver, Colo. Anderson, J. Crampton, oil operator, born at Mason, Tex., Oct. 26, 1877; son of Ethridge T. and Sarah J. Anderson. Married Daysie M. Betzold, June 17, 1899, at Los Angeles. 

One of the organizers, Am. Petroleum Co., 1908 (now vice-president and general manager). Organized Am. Oilfields Co., 1910; President Midland Oil Co.; general manager Niles Lease Oil Co., in Salt Lake Dist. Residence Rampart Apts., Los Angeles, Cal.

Source:  Builders of Our Nation, Men of 1914 pub. Men of Nineteen-Fourteen, Chicago, Ill. 1915.

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