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MacDonald, Thomas Harrislocked

(23 July 1881–07 April 1957)
  • Bruce E. Seely

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MacDonald, Thomas Harris (23 July 1881–07 April 1957), highway engineer and public official, was born in Leadville, Colorado, the son of John MacDonald, a grain and lumber merchant, and Elizabeth Harris. The family soon moved to Montezuma, Iowa, where MacDonald attended public schools and the Iowa State Teachers College in 1899 before entering Iowa State College of Agricultural and Mechanic Arts, from which he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1904. MacDonald married Elizabeth Dunham of Ames, Iowa, in 1907, and the couple had two children before her death in 1935....

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