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Dr. Clair V. Mann


Dr Clair V Mann
Dr. Clair V. Mann
1884-1974

Grandson of James &
Elmira (Reser) Shedden
Cousin of
Sana (Shedden) Gillett)

Website for his biography:
Clair Mann Collection

Read a tragic story he recorded:
A Kansas Death

CLAIR VICTOR MANN was born June 3, 1884 in Marshall County, Kansas, the son of Charles E. and Margaret (Shedden) Mann and the grandson of James and Elmira (Reser) Shedden.

He was the first and major genealogist and historian that provided the research for the families of Mann, Reser and Shedden. In 1982 the collection of the files of Dr. Mann were housed at the University of Missouri, Rolla's Curtis Laws Wilson Library. His 44-year career included:

  • United States Mineral Surveyor for both Nevada and California
  • Professor - Missouri School of Mines, Dept. of Engineering Drawing (1920-1946)
  • Resident Engineer on the Phelps County Memorial Project (1949-1951)
  • Phelps County Highway Engineer and County Surveyor (1951-1964)

CLAIR VICTOR MANN, Ph.D., had an unusually rich and varied career as an engineer, an engineering educator, and an historian. He taught at several universities, spending most of his career at the Missouri School of Mines in Rolla, Missouri.

He was also an author of note, with over three hundred publications dealing with problems in engineering, traffic problems, objective and aptitude tests, and testing.

He wrote a 1,040-page history of the Missouri School of Mines, and was in the process of completing a five volume history of the Frisco Railroad, which was commissioned by the company itself,when he died.