CLARKSON H. OGLESBY

1908–1992

BY EUGENE L. GRANT

PROFESSOR CLARKSON H. OGLESBY of Stanford University died on August 23, 1992. He had a distinguished career in two fields, highway engineering, and construction engineering and management.

His Highway Engineering, first published in 1954, has been a leading text and reference book for nearly forty years. Shortly before his death he completed his portion of the manuscript for the fifth edition of this classic, now coauthored with Professor R. G. Hicks of Oregon State University.

From 1950 to 1988 he was active in various administrative and research activities of the Transportation Research Board (formerly the Highway Research Board [HRB]) of the National Research Council. Over the years he held a variety of appointments with the board, including chairmanship of its Committee on Highway Engineering Economy (1969–1970); councilor of its Group 1: Transportation Systems Planning and Administration (1970–1975 and 1978–1982); and chairmanship of Group 1's Section B—Social, Economical, and Environmental Factors (1978–1981). He was author or coauthor of a number of papers presented at HRB meetings; these generally dealt with some aspect of the economic analysis of high-ways. Two papers of which he was the senior coauthor won "best paper" prizes at the 1969 and 1971 annual HRB meetings; one dealt with the economics of design standards for



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