This collection consists of the professional papers of Italian-American civil engineer, inventor, and scientist Olindo R.
Topics include Angelillo’s
involvement in California state politics, civil engineering, pollution control, energy developments, and Earth movements.
Olindo Romulus Angelillo (Nov. 17, 1899 - May 21, 1988) was an Italian-American civil engineer, inventor and scientist. Born
in Alvignano Caserta,
Italy, Angelillo and his parents immigrated to the U.S. in 1901. He has studied at the University of Southern California and
the University of San Francisco Law School.
Angelillo was active in California politics in the 1930s and 1950s. He was appointed, in 1933, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt
as the Federal Farm Loan Registrar of the
11th District, comprising the states of California, Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. In 1950 Angelillo ran unsuccessfully as an
Independent candidate for California Governor. He
later did work on water resources, energy development, earth movements, and air pollution control. Angelillo was the inventor
of the flume gas pollution eliminator in 1975.
Approximately 800 items
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