Eugene Lodewick. Grant (1897-1996) , a native of Chicago, received his B.S. degree at the University of Wisconsin in 1917. He served in the Navy during World War I and later in the United States Geological Survey. In 1920, he joined the faculty of the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Montana (Bozeman). Professor Grant took a sabbatical leave at Columbia University during the 1927-28 academic year. There he earned a Master’s degree in Economics.
Gene Grant joined Stanford’s Civil Engineering Department in 1930. That year his teaching assignment led him to write the classic textbook Principles of Engineering Economy. Other widely used books of his include Statistical Quality Control (1946), Fundamentals of Depreciation (1949), and Basic Accounting and Cost Accounting (1956).
Grant headed the Civil Engineering Department from 1947 to 1956. In addition, from 1947 to 1956, he headed the Committee on Industrial Engineering, which began as a program within the Civil Engineering Department and later became an independent department.
Among Eugene Grant’s most significant honors are: the ASQC Shewhart Medal (1952); the AIIE Founders Award (1965), an Honorary Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Montana (1973), the IIE Engineering Economy Division’s Wellington Award (1979); and membership in the National Academy of Engineering (1987).