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Herbert Talbot Gilkey

Herbert Talbot Gilkey, American engineering consultant. Recipient Award of Merit, Boy Scouts American, 1974; registered professional engineer, Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, Ohio, Iowa.


  • Gilkey, Herbert Talbot was born on November 27, 1924 in Boulder, Colorado, United States. Son of Herbert James and Mildred Virginia (Talbot) Gilkey.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, 1947, Master of Science, 1949. Postgraduate University Illinois, 1950-1953.


    • Research associate in mechanical engineering University Illinois, Urbana, 1949-1955. Director technical services National Warm Air Heating and Air Conditioning Association, Cleveland, 1955-1967. Research director Waterloo Register division dynamics corporation of America, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 1967-1970.

      Director of government and consumer affairs Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute, Arlington, Virginia, 1971-1977, executive director public affairs, 1977-1980. Director codes and government liaison Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association, Vienna, Virginia, 1980-1985. Engineering consultant, Vienna, since 1985.

      Consultant on chlorofluorocarbons to The World Bank, since 1990. Scoutmaster, Greater Cleveland council Boy Scouts American, 1964-1967, commissioner Wapsipinicon and National Capital Area councils, 1967-1970. Member Board Zoning Appeals, Cedar Falls, 1969-1970.

      Member Energy Conservation Task Force, Fairfax County, Virginia, 1977-1978. Chairman task group Halocarbon Emission, 1988-1991, guideline project committee Reducing CFC Refrigerant Emission, 1988-1991. Elder Presbyterian Church, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, 1960-1962, Cedar Falls, 1968-1970.


    • Contributor articles on heating and air conditioning engineering to professional journals. Editor various air conditioning design and installation manuals, 1955-1967.


    Member Board Zoning Appeals, Cedar Falls, 1969-1970. Member Energy Conservation Task Force, Fairfax County, Virginia, 1977-1978. Served with C.E., United States Army, 1943-1945.

    Fellow American Society of Heating (Distinguished Service award 1970, chairman research and technical committee 1971-1972, chairman government affairs committee 1975-1976, chairman energy conservation committee 1976-1977). Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers (life), National Fire Protection Association (air conditioning committee 1960-1967), Uniform Boiler and Pressure Vessel Laws Society (council 1973-1979).


    • Married Romona Marie Olsen, June 28, 1946 (deceased 1970).; married second, Mary Louise Tucker Brown, April 26, 1974. Children: Virginia Anne, Herbert David, Edele Christine, Arthur Talbot, Martha Olive.
    • father: Herbert James Gilkey
    • mother: Mildred Virginia (Talbot) Gilkey
    • spouses: Romona Marie Olsen
    • Mary Louise Tucker Brown
    • children: Virginia Anne Gilkey
    • Herbert David Gilkey
    • Edele Christine Gilkey
    • Arthur Talbot Gilkey
    • Martha Olive Gilkey
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    Born November 27, 1924