Published and unpublished reports, correspondence, photographs, etc., primarily dealing
with concrete testing for various dams in the U.S. and Turkey.
Raymond Earl Davis was born in Gorham, Maine, on June 13, 1885, the son of Charles and
Elizabeth Gray Davis. His interests in civil engineering projects were deep rooted at an
early age so that even before completing his basic engineering education he spent several
years in the field as a topographer and engineering inspector. Returning to the
University of Maine, he received his B.S. in 1911 and C.E. in 1914. During 1911 through
1917 he became interested in teaching and served as Instructor and Associate in Civil
Engineering at the University of Illinois, where he received his M.S. in 1916. This
activity was interrupted by World War I, during which he was a first lieutenant,
Engineering Corps, serving as Assistant to the Department Engineer, Western Department,
in charge of collecting and compiling data for the War Department. When the war ended he
resumed his career in teaching, serving for the next two years as Associate Professor of
Civil Engineering at the University of Nebraska.Excerpted from In Memoriam, by G. E. Troxell, H.
E. Davis, and J. W. Kelly.
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