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Halsten Joseph Thorkelson

Halsten Joseph Thorkelson, American mechanical engineer. Member Wisconsin Academy Arts, Letters and Science; Mason.


  • Thorkelson, Halsten Joseph was born on January 18, 1875 in Racine, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Mathias and Mary (Eggen) Thorkelson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin, 1898, Mechanical Engineering, 1901.


    • And draftsman in manufacturing establishment 7 years. Assistant superintendent J. I. Case Plow Works, Racine, Wisconsin, 1901-1902. Instructor steam engineering, assistant professor, associate professor and professor, College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1902-1914.

      Acting business manager and business manager, University of Wisconsin, 1914-1921. With General Education Board, New York, 1921-1928. With Kohler Company, Kohler, Wisconsin, 1928-1943, becoming vice president and director.

      Director Security National Bank, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Retired December 1943.


    • Author: Air Compression and Transmission, 1913.


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Member Wisconsin Academy Arts, Letters and Science. Mason.; Clubs: Madison, University.


    • Married Mary Schuyler Carver, June 14, 1900. Children: Mary Elizabeth, Florence Carver, Martha Seymour, Halsten John.
    • father: Mathias Thorkelson
    • mother: Mary (Eggen) Thorkelson
    • spouse: Mary Schuyler Carver
    • children: Mary Elizabeth Thorkelson
    • Florence Carver Thorkelson
    • Martha Seymour Thorkelson
    • Halsten John Thorkelson
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    Born January 18, 1875