刘叔慈，1933 年生，祖籍湖南，13 歲以前在大陸，抗戰時居住大後方，湖南貴卅一帶，1946 年遷居臺灣，從台灣大學農工系畢業後，在水資會作了 4 年水資源規劃，1963 年來美國留學，由 Utah State University Graduate School , 畢業，得到土木工程碩士。1966-1975年 在美國 Hazard Enginering Co. 作工程師，1975-1998 年被公司派去 Venezuela 作工程顧問，設計及監工，蓋了 四個大水埧 (Guri, Caruachi, Tocoma, and Macagua Dams)。1999年退休，居住北加州。有一個太太，兩個女兒，五個外孫及外孫女。
I was born in 1933 and am from the province of Hunan. Before the age of 13, I lived in Mainland China. During the anti-Japanese war, I lived behind the war front in the province of Hunan and Guezhou. In 1946, we moved to Taiwan, and I graduated from Taiwan University Agricultural Department in 1958. I worked in the Water Resources Department for four years. In 1963, I attended the Utah State University for my Masters in Civil Engineering. From 1966 - 1975, I worked at the Harza Engineering Company in Chicago. From 1975 - 1988, I continued to work with the same company overseas in Venezuela to design and supervise the building of 4 dams (Represas Guri, Caruachi, Tocoma, and Macagua). In 1999, I retired and am currently residing in Northern California with my wife. Together we have 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren.
Zhang Xueliang once said “At 80 years old, it is too late to learn to be a trumpeter! I published my first book at 84: “House Arrest Days of Zhang Xue Liang”.