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Everett W. Dunn

Everett Dunn
Everett W. Dunn

Distinguished Engineer

Hometown: Summit

Civil Engineering,

Everett W. Dunn took an assignment as a land surveyor in the Badlands of South Dakota, after graduating from South Dakota State College. He then accepted a position as Hardin County Engineer in Eldora, Iowa and became one of six district highway engineers for the state of Iowa. He joined the war effort during World War II as a construction project manager on several major undertakings including the construction of Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, the Sioux Falls Airbase and other projects. In 1944, he was appointed to the Wage Adjustment Board in Washington, D.C., and later to the Industry Stabilization Council where he served until 1952. He then became self-employed as a management and labor consulting engineer for major projects. He was a member of several technical and professional societies. After retirement, he raised purebred Shorthorn cattle. Two of Dunn’s children graduated from SDSC.