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Robert Franklin Blanks

Robert Franklin Blanks, American civil engineer. Member American Society of Civil Engineers (Chairman of Commission on masonry and reinforced concrete), American Society for Testing Materials, American Concrete Institute (member various coms.

Background

  • Blanks, Robert Franklin was born on September 4, 1900 in Maplehill, Kansas, United States. Son of Thomas Franklin and Vida Florence (Fairbanks) Blanks.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Kansas State College, Manhattan, Kansas, 1924, C.E., 1936. Doctor of Science, Kansas State College.

    Career

    • 1 son, Robert Franklin. Municipal engineer, Burley, Idaho, January-May, 1921. Field engineering on location and construction Carey (Idaho) Irrigation Project, May-September, 1921.

      Science and math, instructor, Burley (Idaho) High School, 1921-1922. Assistant superintendent Burley (Idaho) public schools, 1922-1923. Instructor in physics, chemistry and mathematics, also athletic coach, Hollister (Idaho) High School, 1924-1925.

      Assistant superintendent and engineer irrigation project, Salmon River Canal Company, Hollister, Idaho, 1925-1927. Instructor in physics, chemistry and mathematics Hollister High School, 1927-1928. Made hydraulic investigations American Falls Reservoir and Basin Water District Northern 36, State of Idaho, Idaho Falls, May-October 1928.

      With Office Engineering, Fort Hall Irrigation project, United States Indian Irrigation Service, Blackfoot, Idaho, 1928-1929. Office and field engineering, Columbia Basin Investigations, Washington United States Engineer Office, Seattle, Washington, 1929-1930. Chief, research and geology division United States bureau of Reclamation, Denver, 1930-1951.

      Vice president, general manager Great Western Aggregates, Inc. Research consultant Ideal Cement Company. Chairman Reinforced Concrete Research Council Engineering Foundation Winner Thomas Fitch Rowland prize for paper Deterioration of Concrete Dams Due to Alkali-Aggregate Reaction.

    Works

    • Contributor engineering publications Patentee materials testing equipment for controlling rate of load application in testing materials.

    Membership

    Member American Society of Civil Engineers (Chairman of Commission on masonry and reinforced concrete), American Society for Testing Materials, American Concrete Institute (member various coms.

    Connections

    • Married Laura Viola Denman, May 26, 1922.
    • father: Thomas Franklin Blanks
    • mother: Vida Florence (Fairbanks) Blanks
    • spouse: Laura Viola Denman
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    Born September 4, 1900
    Died July 14, 1958
    (aged 57)
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