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Isham Randolph

American civil engineer

Died when: 72 years 132 days (868 months)
Star Sign: Aries


Isham Randolph

Isham Randolph (March 25, 1848 in Clarke County, Virginia – August 5, 1920) was an American civil engineer who is best known as the chief engineer of the Sanitary District of Chicago during the construction of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal.

Randolph had no formal engineering training, he began his career as a railroad axeman.After completing the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, at the time the largest canal in the world, Randolph became a consulting engineer on the Panama Canal at the request of the Roosevelt Administration.

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