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John E. Meyer


Engineer, educator and administrator, Meyer made notable contributions to the development of Michigan's state highway system and to the improvement of highway design. He was a pioneer and nationally recognized expert in the adaptation of aerial, photography and photogrammetry techniques to highway design. His 21 years with the Department of State Highways (1949-1970) included supervision of route location for Michigan's Interstate Freeway Network. Dedicated to the education and advancement of engineers, Meyer taught civil engineering at Michigan State University (1929-1943) and gave unstintingly of his time and knowledge to prepare state highway engineers to become registered professional engineers. He retired as the Department's chief of engineering.

Michigan Transportation Hall of Honor, 1975