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William Shaffer Staub

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William Shaffer Staub, a native of Romney,  received his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from WVU in 1934.

He was captain of he varsity baseball in 1932: received a commission of 2nd Lt. in the Army Reserve; was a member of Mountain Honorary; captain of Company E military; member of the Red Dragon Castilieres; Phi Kappa Sigma Social Fraternity; and Torch and Serpent.

From 1941 to 1946, Staub served with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the rank of lieutenant colonel and later retired at the rank of colonel. Following his service with the Army, he returned to the West Virginia Water Service Company as vice president and chief engineer until 1955.

In 1955 Staub joined Harry Gidley and Bill Kelley to form the consulting engineering firm of Kelley, Gidley and Staub, Inc.

After numerous projects, including the construction of more than 1,000 complete water systems in Brazil, he was appointed as chief of West Virginia's water supply program for the West Virginia Department of Health.

In 1970, he served the West Virginia Health Department as chief of public water supply and retired in 1975.

He was a former national director of American Water Works Association, where he was a life member; a life member of American Society of Civil Engineers; a life member of the American Academy of Sanitary Engineers; and a registered engineer in West Virginia.

Staub was married to Dorothy Arnold, a Romney native for 63 years until her passing in 1999. He has one daughter, one granddaughter and two great granddaughters.

Staub is currently residing at Edgewood Summit in Charleston.