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Samuel Beck Parkman Trowbridge (1862-1925) was born in New York City, son of William Petit and Lucy Parkman Trowbridge. At the time of his birth, Trowbridges father, whose initial career was in the military, was the superintending engineer of the construction of Fort Totten Battery, repairs to Fort Schuyler, and work at Governors Island. The work was being done to fortify the city against possible attack during the Civil War. After the War, he left the military and eventually became professor of dynamic engineering at Yale. From 1877 until his death in 1892, he was professor of engineering at the Columbia School of Mines. Undoubtedly, the younger Trowbridge was influenced in his choice of career by his fathers profession.
Goodhue Livingston (1867-1951), a descendant of a prominent colonial New York family, received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Columbia during the same period Trowbridge was at the school. Their partnership was to be a long and productive one.
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