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Sam Barton, P.E.
Sam Barton, P.E.

Sam is a product of The University Of Idaho Engineering School Class of 1938.

WW II Navy Veteran serving in the Mediterranean.

Technical Achievement:

In 1950 Sam opened his consulting engineering practice from his home as S. M. Barton Engineer. Sam performed many surveys and designs for cities, highway departments, and airports. His first job was the Caldwell Airport.

With a combination of Samís diligence and dedicated partners, The firm grew so that by 1970 it was known as Barton Stoddard Milhollin And Higgins, and became the Northwest District office ff International Engineering Co., a part of Morrison Knudsen.

Sam stayed on as Manager of the International Engineering Northwest District until he retired, having led the firm to be one of the most dominant in the Boise area, and performing services all over the Northwest.

During this time Sam did the vast majority of the engineering for the Boise Air Terminal from 1950 until his retirement in 1979.

Economic Contributions

Sam was a leader in bringing Aerial Mapping to Idaho.

This new technology measured terrain utilizing stereo cameras in airplanes, providing precise maps for Final Design.

Sam built on his U.S. Navy experience to bring this capability into civilian use.

Other Contributions

Over these many years Sam has worked diligently for the improvement of his community and Region, including among other contributions:

bulletMember of the Ada County Planning Commission
bulletIdaho Natural Resources Commission
bulletChairman of the Aviation Committee of the Boise Chamber of Commerce
bulletExecutive Secretary/Chairman of the State Board of Licensing for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. Served on the Board from 1962-1982.
bulletPresident of the International Northwest Aviation Council
bulletUniversity of Idaho College of Engineering Advisory Commission
bulletLife Member Of The American Institute Of Mining & Metallurgical Engineers (AIME)
bulletIdaho Society Of Professional Engineers (ISPE)
bulletMember Of The Idaho Chapter Of American Society Of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
bulletIdaho State Board Of Engineering Examiners (ISBEE)
bulletNational Council Of Boards Of Engineering Examiners (NCEE)
bulletServed On The International Relations Committee
bulletRepresented NCEE On The Accreditation Committee
bulletReceived The Distinguished Service Medal From NCEE In 1973
bulletEngineering Council For Professional Development (ECPD)
bulletLife Member Of The American Consulting Engineers Council And Consulting Engineers Of Idaho (ACEC)
bulletCharter Member Of The Ada County Planning Commission
bulletIdaho Nuclear Energy Commission





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