John T. Carroll CE’33 and James D. Carroll CE’29 are brothers who both attended The Cooper Union and both went into careers in public service in NYC. John T. Carroll graduated from the Engineering School in 1933 with a degree in Civil Engineering. John served in World War II. He held numerous positions within city government in New York City. In 1961, at age 50, he became the first Manhattan Commissioner of Borough Works, and later Queens Highway Commissioner. Later he organized the NYC Department of Highways and became its first Commissioner. He left city government when John Lindsay came in as the new Mayor in 1965. He joined Brill Engineering at that time.
In 1968, John T. Carol formed a Consulting company with Daniel Frankfurt, specializing in Public Works projects and Urban Renewal.
During the 1970s, he was the NYC Administrator of Municipal Services. One of the projects that John T. Carrol oversaw was the renovation of Yankee Stadium which was completed in 1976.
In 1965, John T. Carroll received a Cooper Union Presidential Citation. In 1977, John T. Carroll received the New York FCNY Public Service Award. At the time John was the Administrator of Municipal Services. He was admitted into the Cooper Union Hall of Fame in 2009.
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Career Man Gets No. 2 Borough Post, The New York Times, May 2, 1961.
City Seeks Savings in Street Repairs, The New York Times, August 2, 1961.
Men Start Too Early, Make Their Boss Late, The New York Times, March 20, 1965.
Two Carroll Brothers Quit Top City Posts, The New York Times, December 31, 1965.
Two Consulting Engineers Form Consulting Firm, The New York Times, December 9, 1968.
Yankee Stadium, The New York Times, March 9, 1975.