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Modjeski, Ralph, 1861-1940


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    • us: Modrzejewski, Rudolf, 1861-1940
    • us: Modrzejewski, Rudolphe, 1861-1940
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    • found: Głomb, J. Człowiek z pogranicza epok, c1981: cover (Rudolf Modrzejewski) p. 91 (Ralpha Modjeskiego)
    • found: LC manual auth. cd. (hdg.: Modjeski, Ralph, 1861-1940; usage: Ralph Modjeski)
    • found: Enc. Britannica, 15th ed., 1977: v. 15, p. 635 (Modjeski, Ralph, b. 1861; d. 1940)
    • found: Americana, 1975: v. 19, p. 289 (Modjeski, Ralph)
    • found: Collier's, 1973: v. 16, p. 404 (Modjeski Ralph, born Rudolphe Modrzejewski in Kraków, Poland 1-27-1861; d. 6-26-40)
    • found: Bridging urban America, 2016: title screen (Ralph Modjeski)
    • found: Wikipedia, August 11, 2017 (Ralph Modjeski (born Rudolf Modrzejewski; January 27, 1861-June 26, 1940); Polish civil engineer who achieved prominence as a pre-eminent bridge designer in the United States; born in Bochnia (Salzberg), then in Galicia, Austrian Empire, to Gustav Sinnmayer Modrzejewski and actress Helena Opid Modrzejewska (best known outside Poland as Helena Modjeska). In 1865 his mother left Sinnmayer, and in 1868 she married "Count" Karol Bozenta Chłapowski. In July 1876 they emigrated to America, where the boy's mother altered her name to Helena Modjeska and her son's name to Ralph Modjeski; he returned to Europe to study at l'École des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris, France; he obtained American citizenship in 1883, however, he always maintained contact with Poland, wrote much in Polish, and emphasized his Polish origins. In 1893, in Chicago, Modjeski opened his own design office, which still exists as "Modjeski & Masters," after it was joined in 1924 by Frank M. Masters; died June 26, 1940, in Los Angeles, California)
    • found: American Council for Polish Culture website, August 11, 2017: books > RM resume (Ralph Modjeski; Legal Residence: Union League Club, Chicago, Illinois. Place and Date of Birth: Cracow, Austrian Poland, January 27, 1861 (Bohnia, Galicja); naturalized American citizen in 1883. Education: 1881/1885 attended government college "L'École des Ponts et Chaussées" Paris, France; 1885 was graduated with degree of "Civil Engineer" at head of class. After graduation came to America in early summer 1885; with Geo. W. Morison, C.E. from 1885 to 1892 in various capacities. Early in 1895, opened office in Chicago as Civil Engineer, in independent practice) {http://www.polishcultureacpc.org/books/RMresume.html}
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