New York (Sep. 6)
Leon S. Moisseiff, 70, one of the world’s leading authorities on bridge construction, who came to this country in 1891 from Riga as a Jewish immigrant boy, was buried yesterday at the Mt. Hebron cemetery here. He died during the week-end at his summer home, in Belmar, New Jersey.
Moisseiff wrote in the New York Yiddish press under the pen-name M. Leontieff. He built America’s biggest bridges and in 1940 was named chairman of a structural steel welding research committee organized by the Engineering Foundation. He is credited, among other things, with having developed the now universally accepted deflection theory of suspension bridges.