Duane L. Georgeson worked as a civil
engineer for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the Metropolitan Water
District. The Duane L. Georgeson Papers document his 53-year career working as an
engineer with water and water systems in Los Angeles, during which time he worked to
improve and impact water policies and procedures in Southern California, contributing to
the political and economic water climate currently in place today.
Duane Georgeson was born in Maddock, North Dakota in 1935. When he was ten years old he
moved with his family to the San Fernando Valley. He enrolled at the University of
California Los Angeles in 1953, graduating in 1957 with a degree in engineering. Having
an interest in Civil Engineering, he applied for a job with the California Department of
Water and Power (DWP) soon after graduation. He was hired in 1959, and within six months
was promoted to a Civil Engineering assistant.
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