Edward Joseph Scullen
Edward Joseph Scullen
  • March 19, 1921 - February 20, 2017
  • Annapolis, Maryland

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Edward J. Scullen, P.E., F.A.S.C.E., F.A.C.E.C.

Consulting Engineer, Captain, Ret. USN

“Ted” Scullen was born and raised in Washington, DC, to his parents Anthony J. and Elizabeth Moore Scullen. He and Cissy raised their family in Bethesda MD, then moved to Annapolis, MD, where they have resided since 1976.

He graduated from McKinley Technical High School and The Catholic University of America, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, in 1942. He was commissioned as an officer in the Civil Engineering Corps of the United States Navy, where he served on active duty for three and one half years during World War II, both overseas and in the Continental United States.

In 1950, earned a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. where he then taught classes. He then was a teacher at The Catholic University of America , during which time his father, Anthony J. Scullen served as Dean of the School of Engineering at CU.

He established his private practice as a Consulting Structural Engineer in the suburbs of Washington, DC area. His practice primarily embraced the design of educational, institutional, and commercial buildings, and special structures.

Over a period of 38 years, was responsible for the structural design of more than 240 structures in the Metropolitan Washington Area, including the first high-rise dormitories at the University of Maryland, and The Hartke Theater and Classroom Building at Catholic University, among may others. Ted terminated his private practice of more than 38 years when he joined the firm of Cagley & Associates as Vice President for special projects.

He served as Consulting Engineer to the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, as well as the Building Code Advisory Committees of the District of Columbia and Montgomery County, Maryland. He held Professional Engineer certification in five states and the District of Columbia.

He was a Life Fellow in the American Consulting Engineers Council and the American Society of Civil Engineers.

He was a Charter member and past President of the Consulting Engineers Council of Metropolitan Washington, a member of Sigma Xi, and an active member of the American Arbitration Association.

Upon completion of active duty in World War II, Ted remained in the Ready Reserve of the United States Navy, and retired as a Captain in 1981. He served as Commanding Officer of the Naval Reserve Company 5-2 from 1966 to 1967.

Ted was National President of the Alumni Association of the Catholic University America from 1987 to 1989 and was the recipient of the Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Engineering and the Distinguished Service Award.

Married to his wife Cissy of more than 73 years, They have four children, Joan Hearn, Kevin (Carrie) , Kerry Butler (Bill) , and Tim. He has four grandchildren, Matthew, Patrick, Brendan and Kelly, and 3 great grandchildren.

He was very proud to have served as an active volunteer with Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, MD.

Ted lived a very long and fulfilled life. He enjoyed playing golf, sailing on the Chesapeake Bay, and the occasional vacation time spent in many Island locations as well as the beaches of Ocean City, MD, and Outer Banks of North Carolina. But most proudly, he lived a life of service to his Church, his family, and his community. He was a man of integrity and compassion, and we will miss him greatly and carry him in our hearts always.