A. B. Rogers Engineer

Albert Bowman Rogers (28 May 1829 – 4 May 1889), commonly known as Major A.B. Rogers, was an American surveyor now best remembered for his discovery of the Rogers Pass in British Columbia, Canada. He also has the distinction of having Rogers Pass in the Montana named after him, which he discovered in 1887. Born in Orleans, Massachusetts in 1829, he attended Brown University, but transferred after one year to Yale University, where he obtained a degree in Engineering. Rogers served with the U.S. Cavalry during the Indian Wars, attaining the rank of major during the 1862 Dakota Sioux uprising. His initial engineering experience was primarily on the American prairies surveying for the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad. Nevertheless, James Jerome Hill of the Canadian Pacific Railway hired Rogers in April 1881 to find a rail route through the Selkirk and Rocky Mountains. Rogers carefully studied the reports of earlier surveyors, particularly those of Walter Moberly from 1865. Moberly's assistant Albert Perry had previously described the approach to a potential pass from the Columbia River along the Illecillewaet River.

Personal details

Date of birth
May 28th, 1829
Place of birth
Orleans
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
May 4th, 1889 at age of 59
Places lived
Massachusetts , United States, with Territories
pop. 6,692,824 (2013)

Education

1. Yale University Colleges/University

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

Institution info

Type Private university
Endowment
2013. 20.8 bil. $
2012. 19.3 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1701
Headquarters
246 Church Street, 06520 - New Haven, Connecticut
Undergraduates
2012. 5,379
2010. 5,310
2009. 5,270
Postgraduates
2012. 6,501
2011. 6,318
2010. 6,391
Acceptance rate
2014. 6.26 %
2012. 7.1 %
2012. 6.8 %
2010. 8.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 44 K $
2012. 42.3 K $
2011. 40.5 K $
2010. 38.3 K $
Official web page www.yale.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Yale University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1861., Engineer
b. 1946., Engineer
b. 1926., Engineer
b. 1830., Author
b. 1825., Military Person
b. 1833., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1834., Businessperson

2. Brown University Colleges/University

Brown University is a private, Ivy League university located in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Founded in 1764 prior to American independence from the British Empire as the College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations early in the reign of King George III (1760–1820), Brown is the third oldest institution of higher education in New England and seventh oldest in the United States.

Institution info

Type Private university
Endowment
2013. 2.86 bil. $
2011. 2.18 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1764
Headquarters
1 Prospect Street, 02912 - Providence, Rhode Island
Undergraduates
2013. 6,182
2010. 6,318
2009. 6,232
2007. 5,701
Postgraduates
2013. 2,437
2010. 2,387
Acceptance rate
2014. 8.6 %
2013. 9.16 %
2012. 9.6 %
2010. 9.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 44.6 K $
2010. 39.9 K $
Official web page www.brown.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Brown University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1878., Engineer
b. 1832., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1833., Novelist
b. 1834., Historian
b. 1826., Architect
b. 1827., Writer
b. 1829., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1827., Organization founder

Namesakes

1.Rogers Pass

Mountain pass
Rogers Pass is a high mountain pass through the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia used by the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Trans-Canada Highway.
Located in Geolocation
Canada
51.301389,-117.52

Wikipedia

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