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Frank Pape Mckibben

Frank Pape Mckibben, American civil engineer.


  • Mckibben, Frank Pape was born on November 13, 1871 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States. Son of Frank Read and Minnie Elizabeth (Pape) Mckibben.

  • Education

    • Student of Arkansas U., 1887-1890. Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1894.


    • 1 son, Elliot S.; married second, Ariana K. Elder, April 1923. Instructor civil engineering, later professor, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1894-1907. Professor civil engineering, Lehigh University, 1907-1919.

      Same, Union College, 1919-1926. Assistant engineer Boston Elevated Railway Company, 1899-1901, Massachusetts R.R. Commission, 1901-1907. Consulting engineer Pennsylvania Water Supply Commission, 1914-1915.

      Vice president People’s Trust Company, 1915-1919. Supervisor technical training Emergency Fleet Corporation, 1918, city engineer, Schenectady, 1924-1926. Construction engineering General Electric Company, 1927-1932, also consultant engineer City of Rochester and engineer of design and construction on two bridges.

      Engineer examiners Public Works Administration, since 1933.


    • Author: Taylor and Thompson’s Concrete, Plain and Reinforced, 1903. American Civil Engineers’ Pocket Book, 1912.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Presbyn


    • Married Arabelle Almy, January 1899 (died 1921).; married second, Ariana K. Elder, April.
    • father: Frank Read Mckibben
    • mother: Minnie Elizabeth (Pape) Mckibben
    • spouses: Arabelle Almy
    • Ariana K. Elder
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    Born November 13, 1871
    Died November 27, 1936
    (aged 65)