Frank H. Newnam, Jr.
Frank H. Newnam, Jr., P.E., (A&M ’31) spent the first decade of his distinguished career with the Texas Highway Department. He was called into active duty with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and earned two Bronze Stars for service in the China Theater during World War II. In 1946, Mr. Newnam joined the engineering firm of Lockwood & Andrews as a partner. The firm became Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc., in 1956 and Mr. Newnam served as president and chairman of the board during his 28-year career with the company.
A pioneer who charted the course to modernize the Texas port system, Mr. Newnam developed the Port of Houston Master Plan and implemented master plans at the ports of Galveston, Harlingen and Corpus Christi. He also delivered the first master plan for the George Bush Intercontinental Airport complex.
Mr. Newnam received the prestigious Arthur M. Wellington Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers for his many contributions in port development. He was appointed to the Second Hoover Commission under President Dwight Eisenhower and was named as a distinguished alumnus of Texas A&M University.