WARNER, CLAUD ALPHONSUS
- Born: 1911 Died: 2003
County engineer for Co. Leitrim, 1944, Co. Kerry, 1944-1950, and Co. Galway, 1950-1976. Claud Warner , the son of Joseph J. Warner, station master for the Midland Great Western Railway Co. in Galway city, was born in Galway in November 1911. He was educated at St Joseph's College, Galway, and studied engineering at University College, Galway, obtaining the BE degree with first-class honours in 1932 and the ME degree in 1942. During the first four years after his graduation he worked as an assistant county surveyor in the western division of Co. Galway, assisted the Galway borough surveyor(1) and carried out housing inspections in Cos. Galway, Mayo and Roscommon for the Department of Local Government and Public Health. In July 1936 he joined the staff of the Turf Development Board, remaining until his appointment as county engineer for Co. Leitrim in May 1944. He transferred to Co. Kerry in December of the same year and to Co. Galway in January 1959. He retired in November 1976. He died on 31 December 2003 and was buried in Bohermore cemetery.
All information in this entry is from Brendan O'Donoghue, The Irish County Surveyors 1834-1944 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2007), 321-2., which gives a fuller account of Warner's career.
(1) This was probably William N. Binns, q.v.