Benjamin Wright was 1 of 3 engineers chosen to design and build the Erie Canal in 1817

Resume of Benjamin Wright, the Father of Civil Engineering in America

Benjamin Wright was 1 of 3 engineers chosen to design and build the Erie Canal in 1817. He was selected to be the Chief Engineer of what was at the time the greatest artificial waterway in the world. The 1st boat to travel on a newly completed length of the canal was named “Chief Engineer” in his honor.

Resume of Benjamin Wright

BENJAMIN WRIGHT

PROFILE: BENJAMIN WRIGHT

Father of American Civil Engineering and Renaissance Man

CORE COMPETENCIES INCLUDE:

Civil Engineering • Surveying • Canal Transportation System Design • Training & Development • Entrepreneur • Judge • Legislator

RELATED EXPERIENCE & ACHIEVEMENTS

NEW YORK CITY, New York City, NY • 1836 – 1839

Chief Engineer and Street Commissioner

TIOGA AND CHEMUNG RAILROADS, New York • 1836

Consultant

NEW YORK AND ERIE RAILROAD, New York • 1833

Consultant

ST. LAWRENCE CANAL PROJECT, New York • 1832

Chief Engineer

CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO CANAL, New York • 1828 – 1831

Chief Engineer

NEW YORK STATE CANAL COMMISSION, New York • 1817 – 1828

Chief Engineer – Erie Canal Project

ONEIDA COUNTY, New York • 1813

County Judge

NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATURE, Albany, NY • 1794, 1804, 1809

Assemblyman – Oneida District

WESTERN INLAND LOCK AND NAVIGATION COMPANY, New York • 1800

Surveyor – Mohawk River Basin

WILLIAM WESTON – CIVIL ENGINEER, CITY, STATE • 1794 – 1800

Surveyor – Erie Canal Network

BENJAMIN WRIGHT – FREELANCER, Central New York • 1789 – 1794

Surveyor

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Founder, American Society of Civil Engineers

EDUCATION

Educated in math, surveying, and law


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