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Frank Turner

Frank TurnerAKA Francis Cutler Turner

Born: 28-Dec-1908
Birthplace: Dallas, TX
Died: 2-Oct-1999
Location of death: Goldsboro, NC
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Architect

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Designer, Interstate Highway System

"A quiet man with an encyclopedic knowledge of engineering and the history of the federal government's involvement in highway building -- and able to get jobs done in a businesslike and efficient manner... In the highly charged political atmosphere of Washington, Turner stood apart. As a professional engineer he stuck to the facts, and he conveyed them with the same technocratic aura that had characterized every Bureau of Public Roads pronouncement for thirty five years." Tom Lewis, Divided Highways

    University: BS Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University (1929)

    Federal Highway Administration Administrator (1969-72)
    Philippine Legion of Honor 1951

Appears in articles:
US News and World Report, 30-Jun-2003, DETAILS: The Road Warrior -- Building the highways that changed a nation (p.44, one and a half pages), BYLINE: David LaGesse

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