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William Paul Gerhard

William Paul Gerhard, German sanitary engineer.

Background

  • Gerhard, William Paul was born on July 30, 1854 in Hamburg, Germany. Son of Bernhard and Mathilda (Hühn) Gerhard.

  • Education

    • Graduate Polytechnic School, Carlsruhe, Baden, 1875. Served as 1-year volunteer in railroad regiment, Berlin, 1875-1876. Passed examination as Lieutenant of the reserve.

      Worked 6 weeks at the General Staff under General Helmuth Moltke. Civil engineer in Hamburg, 1876-1877. Came to the United States, 1877, settling in St. Louis.

      Honorary.D. Engineering, Technology U., Darmstadt, 1911.

    Career

    • Engineer Department Public Works, St. Louis, 1877-1879. In Captain James B. Eads’ office, 1880. Chief assistant engineer to Colonel George E. Waring, Newport, Rhode Island, 1881-1883.

      Engaged in New York as consultant sanitary expert. Editor Building (architectural journal), 1885-1886. Sanitary engineer on staff state architect of New York, 1892-1899.

      Author: Recent Practice in Sanitary Drainage of Buildings, 1890. Gas Lighting and Gas Fitting, 1894. Sanitary Engineering, 1898.

      Sanitary Engineering of Buildings, 1899. Theatres—Their Safety from Fire and Panic, 1900. The Superintendence of Piping Installations in Buildings, 1907.

      The Sanitation of Public Buildings, 1907. American Practice of Gas Piping and Gas Lighting in Buildings, 1908. Guide to Sanitary Inspections, 4th edit., 1909.

      The Sanitation, Water Supply and Sewage Disposal of Country Houses, 1909, 2d edition., 1914. Sanitation and Sanitary Engineering, 1909. The Water Supply, Sewerage and Plumbing of Modern City Buildings, 1909.

      Naturalized citizen of the United States Home: Scarsdale, New York.

    Works

    • Editor Building (architectural journal), 1885-1886. Sanitary engineer on staff state architect of New York, 1892-1899. Author: Recent Practice in Sanitary Drainage of Buildings, 1890.

      Gas Lighting and Gas Fitting, 1894. Sanitary Engineering, 1898. Sanitary Engineering of Buildings, 1899.

      Theatres—Their Safety from Fire and Panic, 1900. The Superintendence of Piping Installations in Buildings, 1907. The Sanitation of Public Buildings, 1907.

      American Practice of Gas Piping and Gas Lighting in Buildings, 1908. Guide to Sanitary Inspections, 4th edit., 1909. The Sanitation, Water Supply and Sewage Disposal of Country Houses, 1909, 2d edition., 1914.

      Sanitation and Sanitary Engineering, 1909. The Water Supply, Sewerage and Plumbing of Modern City Buildings, 1909. Naturalized citizen of the United States.

    Connections

    • Married Selma Weiskirch, May 10, 1881 (deceased). Children: Hans W., Norman P. Assistant.
    • father: Bernhard Gerhard
    • mother: Mathilda (Hühn) Gerhard
    • spouse: Selma Weiskirch
    • children: Hans W. Gerhard
    • Norman P. Asst Gerhard
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    Born July 30, 1854
    Died July 8, 1927
    (aged 72)
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