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PROFESSOR, FORMER RECLAMATION COMMISSIONER IS HONORED BY INTERNATIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL CENTRE

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Ellis L. Armstrong, commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation from 1968 to 1972 and Utah's first director of highways, has been honored by the International Biographical Centre of Cambridge, England. He received the 20th Century Award for Achievement.

Armstrong is the only person to be elevated to national honor member of the five major civil engineering and related organizations: American Society of Civil Engineers, American Public Works Association, Public Works Historical Society, American Water Works Association and Chi Epsilon, the National Civil Engineering Honor Society.He was U.S. commissioner of public roads; project engineer on planning, design, construction and management of the St. Lawrence Power and Seaway Project; a consultant to the Egyptian government on the Aswan High Dam; and manager of more than 400 water, transportation, highway and municipal engineering projects.

Armstrong is an adjunct professor of civil engineering at the University of Utah, Utah State University and Brigham Young University and the author and editor of the "History of Public Works in the Untied States - 1776 to 1976."