Water Resources People and Issues
it would have respectability in the circles from which the operating engineers
and hydrologists in the federal [sector] would come.
I think Langbein is the smartest person who has worked on floods in this
whole time, and certainly the most original.
Q: I was trying to get an interview before he died.
A: That's a shame.
Q: Another person who you must have met somewhere along the line was Arthur
A: Oh, yes.
Q: When did you first meet Professor Maass? Would it have been on the Hoover
A: I can't recall accurately. My impression is that Art came to Washington after
I had left. When did he first come to Washington?
Q: Well, actually, according to my interview with him, he was working in the
Bureau of the Budget in the late thirties and then, of course, his dissertation
was completed about 1949, then Muddy Waters comes around '52.
A: When was his dissertation published?
Q: Well, Muddy Waters is his dissertation. In '52.
The Hoover Commission probably published part, I guess, in '50 or
something like that. I think his dissertation wasn't completed until about '48
A: I' m very much aware of him in that time. But I don't have any recollection
of working with him before I left Washington. It was afterwards. It was
after the Hoover Commission started at the end of the war. There was a