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Archibald Alphonso Alexander

design and construction engineer
Born: 1888

A 1912 recipient of a civil engineering degree from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Archibald “Archie” Alexander joined the Marsh Engineering Company where he designed the Tidal Basin bridge in Washington, D.C. After studying bridge design in London, he and George Higbee formed a general contracting business that focused on bridge design. Alexander's designs include Washington, D.C.'s Whitehurst Freeway, the heating plant and power station at the University of Iowa, and an airfield in Tuskegee, Alabama. Alexander went on to become the first Republican territorial governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Died: 1958

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