F. Hammond, graduated from the University of Michigan with a BSCE, and
the Erskine Bureau of Traffic Research at Harvard University. Employed from 1935 to 1944 by the National Conservation Bureau,
which provided a "home" for ITE during its formative
stage. Harold devoted a significant amount of time to the administration
of Institute affairs and to Traffic Engineering Magazine. His employer financed the publication of the first, second, and
third editions of the Traffic Engineering Handbook, with Harold
serving as the co-editor of the first edition. He served on the Board of Direction for 12 years (the longest
known period of consecutive service), as Secretary/Treasurer 1935-1941,
as Vice President 1941-1943, and as President 1943-1945.
his career Harold served as the Washington Manager of the American
Transit Association, the Assistant Manager and then Manager of the
Transportation and Communication Department of the US Chamber of
Commerce, and the Executive Vice-President and then President of the
Transportation Association of America.
Harold's prominent professional positions provided him with an
opportunity to influence national transportation policy and legislation.
Harold was part of a corps group of pioneers in traffic
engineering, including D. Grant Mickle, Burton W. Marsh, Leslie
Sorenson, Wilbur Smith, Theodore M. Matson, and Hawley Simpson who
nurtured ITE in its formative stages and served as unpaid
Institute staff, devoting many hours to such ambitious projects as
Traffic Engineering Handbook, War Worker Transportation, and early
standards for traffic control devices.