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Robert G. Hoover

Robert Hoover
Robert G. Hoover

Distinguished Engineer

Hometown: Columbia

Civil Engineering,

Robert G. Hoover began his engineering work with the Bureau of Biology Survey followed by four quarters of teaching at South Dakota State College. His engineering work was interrupted by four years of military service. Following the war, he joined the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation where he worked on canal location,dam construction and rail relocation. After spending two years in Korea for military service, he returned to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to build the Indianola Dam and canals in Nebraska. Hoover left the Bureau in 1954 and worked in construction with Foley Brothers, Inc., Al Johnson and Massman Construction where he was vice president of administration. The projects he was responsible for included: St. Anthony Falls Spillway Apron, the Oahe Dam Outlet Tunnels, Sioux River Dam and Overflow Weir, Fontanelle Dam, Anchor Dam, St. Peter Tunnel, Trident Dock and the Rapid Transit Subways in California and the District of Columbia.