Colonel Washington Roebling
May 26, 1837 – July 21, 1926
Colonel Washington Roebling Background
Colonel Washington Augustus Roebling was president of the John A. Roebling Son's Company, manufacturers of iron and steel wire rope. He served in the Union Arrmy from 1861 - 1865, resigning in order to assist his father in the construction of the Cincinnati and Convington suspension bridge. Following the death of his father in 1869, Washington took entire charge of the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, and it is to his genius that the success of that great work may be said to be due.
Little is known of Colonel Roebling's journey on the fateful night the Titanic sunk. At the age of 75, it is presumed he was allowed into the lifeboats.