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ALTER, AMOS JOSEPH: 1916-

Amos Joseph Alter was born in Rensselaer, Ind., on Aug. 4, 1916. He received two degrees from Purdue University, a B.S. in 1938 and a C.E. in 1949, and the M.P.H. degree from the University of Michigan in 1948. He was married and had four children. Alter was a sanitary engineer, Indiana State Board of Health, 1938-42; worked in sanitary engineering for the U.S. Public Health Service, 1942-44; and was chief engineer, Alaska Department of Health, 1944-67. In 1967 he became environmental research engineer and head of the office of research and academic coordination for the Alaska Department of Health and Welfare, Alaska Water Laboratory, and the University of Alaska.

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