Robert N. Almon Sr., 1933-2014

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Title

Robert N. Almon Sr., 1933-2014

Subject

Almon & Associates, Tuscaloosa (Ala.)
Civil engineers

Description

Robert N. Almon Sr. was the founder and longtime head of the engineering firm Almon & Associates. During a career that spanned decades, Almon planned and helped implement Tuscaloosa's first sewage collection system, the widening of 15th Street from a two-lane street to a six-lane thoroughfare, and the Tuscaloosa Riverwalk. As a civil engineer he helped change the face of downtown Tuscaloosa.

Almon was born in Selma on May 3, 1933, and attended public schools in Selma, Talladega, and Lawrence County where his father was superintendent of education.

He served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, retiring as a lieutenant colonel.

Almon came to Tuscaloosa to attend the University of Alabama, earning bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering. In addition to Almon & Associates, he also co-founded Tuscaloosa Testing Laboratory, now TTL.

Among his professional honors were his induction as one of 150 UA alumni as 150th Anniversary Distinguished Fellow at the University of Alabama's College of Engineering, his induction into the Alabama General Contractor's Construction Hall of Fame, and recognition from the UA chapter of Chi Epsilon, a civil engineering honor society.

In 2007, the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama named him its Advocate of the Year, citing his contributions to Tuscaloosa's economic growth.

Information from The Tuscaloosa News, Nov. 20, 2014.

Source

Tuscaloosa News

Publisher

The Tuscaloosa News

Date

Nov. 20, 2014

Contributor

Betty Slowe (Description)

Type

Photograph

Identifier

1269

Original Format

Photograph

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