Johnson, Wallace C., was born in Granville, Mass., and is a son of James Johnson, owner and operator of a large wood working mill at that town. Mr. Johnson attended the public schools and later took a course in Williams College, after which he entered the Massachusetts Polytechnic Institute, from which he was graduated in 1884. For two years he was in the employ of the Holyoke Water-power Company at Holyoke, Mass., and in 1886 came to Niagara Falls, where he accepted the position of chief engineer of the Niagara Falls Hydraulic Power and Manufacturing Company, which position he still retains; he has had entire charge of the design and construction of the works of this company which have been built during the past ten years and has also had charge of much hydraulic work here and elsewhere. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a charter member and officer of the Engineers' Society of Western New York. Mr. Johnson is a man of liberal education and kindly disposition and is highly respected by all who know him.
Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897
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