ABRAMSON, ARTHUR VON:
Russian civil engineer; born at Odessa, March 3, 1854. He was educated at the gymnasium of his native city, and studied mathematics at the University of Odessa, which he left to take a course in civil engineering at the Polytechnikum of Zurich, Switzerland, from which he was graduated in 1876. Returning to Russia in 1879, he passed the state examination at the Russian Imperial Institute of Roads and Communications, and was appointed one of the directors of the Russian state railway at Kief. He devised, built, and managed the sewer system of Kief, and constructed the street-railroad of that city. In 1881 he founded and became editor-in-chief of a technical monthly, "Inzhener" (The Engineer). He was appointed president of the local sewer company and director of the Kief city railroad.