THE DESIGN OF MASONRY STRUCTURES AND FOUNDATIONS
New York and London: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1930. 2nd edition. Cloth. 2nd edition, 1930. Near Fine. 8vo., 603 pp., with black & white illustrations and fold out diagrams. Bound in publishers brown cloth with title and author in bright gilt. Previous owners stamp inside front cover, otherwise clean and unmarked. A beautiful copy! Near Fine. Item #26636
Clement C. Williams was a civil engineer and had multiple positions of note during his life. After completing his B.S from the Southern Iowa Normal School and his B.S in civil engineering from the University of Illinois, Williams became an engineer in the transportation sector. During this time, he worked as a railroad engineer where he first came in contact with Lehigh engineers. Following working as an engineer, Williams had many positions such as an instructor at the University of Colorado, head of the civil engineering department at the University of Illinois, and dean of the college of engineering at the University of Iowa.
Following these positions, Williams was president of Lehigh University from 1935-1944. During his presidency, undergraduate enrollment passed 2000 students in 1938.
Other accomplishments of Clement C. Williams include being the author of several books, which include the “Design of Railway Location,” “Design of Masonry Structures and Foundations,” and “Building an Engineering Career.”.