The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 25 (1947) > Issues > Issue 8 > The President - 1947 - 1948
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The President - 1947 - 1948

Frederick Sidney Snow was born on the 14th February, 1899, and at 48 he must be considered among the younger of those who have held the office of President of the Institution of Structural Engineers. There is much in him which appeals to the young, with whom he has always been popular-his ready sympathy, his forthrightness and his impatience of the too rigidly conventional methods of approach. He likes to get things done; and quickly. In one respect, however, he must be classed with the older generation, for in his youth he went through that searing experience which even now separates those who were in it from those who were not. At 15 3/4, on the commencement the-first World War, Frederick Snow joined the Royal Artillery. He later served with the Royal Engineers and saw active service in France and Belgium, where he was twice wounded.