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HERMAN HAUPT - (1817-1905) - Army and Civil Engineer, born
Philadelphia, Pa. Graduated at West Point (1835); soon resigned
to practice civil engineering; became professor at Pennsylvania
College (1844-47). Associated with Pennsylvaia Railroad (1847),
became chief engineer (1853-56). Chief of construction and
transportation on Federal military railroads during Civil War.
Subsequently general manager of Piedmont Airline Railway, chief
engineer of Tidewater Pipe Line Co., and (1881-84) general
manager of Northern Pacific Railroad. Demonstrated
practicability of transporting oil in pipes; invented drilling
machine using compressed air.