The Joseph A. Caulder Collection
Past Rotary International Director 1928-29   -  Regina, Sask., Canada

"Eyewitness to Rotary International's First 50 Years"

 


JOSEPH A. CAULDER - An eyewitness to Rotary International's first 50 years.

Album 1 - Pages 97-98: Henry J. Brunnier, 42nd President

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Henry J. Brunnier

Rotary's 42nd President

 

Rotary Biography of

H. J. BRUNNIER. San Francisco. California, U.S.A.

President, Rotary International, 1952-53

Director, Rotary International, 1953-54.

Member, Rotary International Headquarters Committee, 1953-54

Rotary Foundation Trustee, 1953-58.

H. J. Brunnier of San Francisco, California, has been a consulting structural engineer since 1908. A specialist in the field of earthquake and difficult foundation problems, he has been responsible for the structural safety of many large buildings and bridges on the Pacific Coast of the U.S.A. and in other parts of the world. He was born in Manning, Iowa, and was graduated from Iowa State College in Junes, Iowa.

Mr. Brunnier has been a member of the Rotary Club of San Francisco since 1908 and is a Past President of that Club. He has served Rota International as President (in 1952-53), Vice-President, District Governor, and as committee chairman and member. For 1953-54, he is a Director of Rotary International and a member of the Rotary International Headquarters Committee and, for 1953-58, he is a Trustee of the Rotary Foundation.

Mr. Brunnier has served as President of the American Automobile Association, California Board of Registration for Civil Engineers, Structural Engineers' Association of Northern California, Pacific Association of Consulting Engineers, Engineers' Club of San Francisco, and the California State Automobile Association.

He is a Director and Chairman of the Highway Committee of the California State Automobile Association, a member of California Major Highway Development' Committee, a member of the Highway Committee of the American Automobile Association, a Trustee of the American Automobile Association Foundation for Traffic Study, and a committee member of the California State Chamber of Commerce and the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.

In World War I, he co-operated in organizing and managing the Concrete Ship Department for the United States Emergency Fleet Corporation. During World War II, he was structural engineer for some of the largest Army and Navy projects on the West Coast of North and Central America. When the $75,000,000 San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was built, he was a member of the five-man Consulting Engineer's Board.

He has been named "The West's Outstanding Engineer" by the Building Industry Conference Board, is an honorary member of the Institute of Engineers of Chile, is an Officer of the Belgian Order of the Crown and an Officer of the French Legion of Honor.

From Rotary International,

35 East Wacker Drive,

Chicago 1, Ill., U.S.A..

March 1954.

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And Now a Word about "BRU"

The Rotarian

July, 1952

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H. J. Brunnier's

Letter to

Joseph A. Caulder

August 20, 1954

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H. J. Brunnier's

Letter to

Joseph A. Caulder

April 30, 1954

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H. J. Brunnier's

Letter to

Joseph A. Caulder

April 24, 1953

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H. J. Brunnier's

Letter to

Joseph A. Caulder

March 2, 1954

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