Richard Lanyon

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General Information

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Name: Richard Lanyon

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction

Born: September 4, 1937




Illinois Connection

Richard now lives in Evanston, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Richard Lanyon has had a life long association with the waterways in and around Chicago. He grew up along the North Branch, attended the University of Illinois Navy Pier campus, worked as a beginning engineer on the Lake Diversion legal controversy and capped his working life with a 48-year accomplishment with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.

Richard retired from the MWRDGC as its Executive Director at the close of 2010. Currently, he is Chair of the Evanston Utility Commission, and working on a second book about the MWRDGC early in the 20th Century.

Published Works

  • Building The Canal To Save Chicago, Xlibiris, 2012

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Building The Canal To Save Chicago

ISBN: 1469145804
Release Date: 2012-04-17

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Please contact Richard at: or

1019 Mulford Street

Evanston , Illinois 60202

Phone: 312-307-8855


External Links

Richard Lanyon on WorldCat

Richard Lanyon on Amazon


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