George Humphreys

Sir George William Humphreys KBE (1863–1945) was a British civil engineer.[1]

George William Humphreys
Engineering career
InstitutionsInstitution of Civil Engineers (president)

Humphreys was born in London in 1863.[2] He became a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) on 7 March 1908. He became a member of the council of that institution on November 1917 and served as vice-president from November 1927.[1] Humphreys was elected president of the ICE for the November 1930 to November 1931 session.[3] After his term he returned to the council as a past-president and remained in that position until October 1937.[1] In 1927 he was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire.[1]

Humphreys held a commission as an officer in the Territorial Army's Engineer and Railway Staff Corps, an unpaid unit which provides technical expertise to the British Army. On 18 June 1932 he was promoted from Lieutenant Colonel to Colonel.[4] He received the Efficiency Decoration on 18 March 1937 for his volunteer army service.[5] Humphreys was appointed a land tax commissioner for the City of Westminster and its liberties on 22 April 1938, at which time he was living in Queen Anne's Gate in Westminster.[6] On 25 June 1938 he resigned his commission in the army, receiving permission to retain his rank and continue to wear his uniform.[7] Humphreys died in 1945.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Institution of Civil Engineers (May 1945), ICE obituary, archived from the original on 17 October 2005, retrieved 27 January 2009
  2. ^ Masterton, Gordon (2005), ICE Presidential Address (PDF), archived from the original (PDF) on 24 February 2009, retrieved 22 January 2009
  3. ^ Watson 1988, p. 252.
  4. ^ "No. 33836". The London Gazette (Supplement). 17 June 1932. p. 3955.
  5. ^ "No. 34381". The London Gazette. 19 March 1937. p. 1826.
  6. ^ "No. 34504". The London Gazette. 22 April 1938. p. 2638.
  7. ^ "No. 34525". The London Gazette. 24 June 1938. p. 4082.


Professional and academic associations
Preceded by
William Grierson
President of the Institution of Civil Engineers
November 1930 – November 1931
Succeeded by
Cyril Kirkpatrick