Irving Sherman

Outstanding ASCE Life Member
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Registered Civil Engineer, State of California, February 1964
Registered Geotechnical Engineer, State of California,
ASCE National History and Heritage Prize, 1999

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Irving Sherman
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Bachelor of Science in Soil Science, University of California, Berkeley, May 1941
Master of Science in Civil Engineer, University of California, Los Angeles, June 1964


Soil Conservation Service, 1941-1943
United States Army, 1943-1946
United States Army Corps of Engineers, 1946-1947
United State Geological Survey, 1947-1949
United States Forest Service, 1949-1953
Los Angeles County Flood Control District, 1953-1980


Irv is one of the oldest living members of ASCE and as such one of the longest tenured Life Members.  Irv’s contributions to ASCE beyond his Section Leadership is in promoting the research and recognition of Civil Engineering.  Irv served on the Los Angeles Section History and Heritage Committee for over 35 years and was active in the committee into his 90"s.

Contribution to the Profession:

ASCE, Los Angeles Section, Board of Directors, Secretary, 1977
ASCE, Los Angeles Section, Board of Directors, Vice President, 1982
ASCE, Los Angeles Section, Board of Directors, President, 1983
ASCE, Los Angeles Section, Chairman, History and Heritage Committee, 1984-2020
ASCE, National History and Heritage Commitee, 1986-1994


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Suggested Award Summary:

Irv Sherman is the epitome of what an ASCE Life Member should be and that is not one who sits on the sidelines and watches what the society does but rather one who continues to actively support the society while even getting into his ninth decade.

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