plaque

gta0657_taft-seal.jpg

Title

plaque

Description

Metal plaque, probably of bronze, which features a quote in raised bas relief lettering. The plaque features a quote from U.S. President William Howard Taft as follows:

"I consider the honest engineer the / most valuable asset of this Government. / These are the reasons: Dishonesty in / any other branch of the service can / be overcome in some way. / In some way we can recover from it: / in some way we can rally from it. / But dishonesty on the part of the / engineer is always so far reaching, / in the loss of property, of money, of / time, of human lives, that dishonesty on / the part of the engineer is irreparable. / By President William Howard Taft / at Georgia Tech, May 11, 1911"

Date

1911

Identifier

gta.0657