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Herbert James Gilkey

Herbert James Gilkey, American educator, engineer. Recipient Wason medal, 1939, American Concrete Institute, Henry C. Turner gold medal, 1958; Distinguished Service plaque Iowa Engineering Society, 1960.


  • Gilkey, Herbert James was born on January 2, 1890 in Montesano, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Herbert Luville and Mary Olive (Karr) Gilkey.

  • Education

    • Educational public schools, Medford and Grants Pass, Oregon. Bachelor of Science, Oregon State University, 1911. Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1916.

      Bachelor of Science, Harvard, 1916. Master of Sciences, University Illinois, 1923. Doctor of Science (honorary), Buena Vista College, 1939.


    • December 1969); children—Herbert Talbot, Arthur Karr (deceased). Civil engineer various public construction projects, 1911-1914, private projects, 1916-1921. Member of faculty University of Illinois, 1921-1923, U. Colorado, 1923-1931.

      Professor, head department theoretical and applied mechanics Iowa State University, 1931-1955, professor, 1955-1976.


    • Author or co-author books, hand-books and portions of publications.


    Member of faculty University of Illinois, 1921-1923, U. Colorado, 1923-1931. Member various research and advisory coms. concrete construction. Served from First lieutenant to captain Engineer Reserve, United States Army, 1917-1919.

    Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society Testing Materials (honorary), American Concrete Institute (president 1949. Member), Society American Military Engineers (charter), Western Society Engineers, American Society Engineering Education (vice president 1943), Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Chi Epsilon.

    Club: Osborn Research.


    • Married Mildred Virginia Talbot, August 18, 1923 (deceased. Children: Herbert Talbot, Arthur Karr (deceased).
    • father: Herbert Luville Gilkey
    • mother: Mary Olive (Karr) Gilkey
    • spouse: Mildred Virginia Talbot
    • children: Herbert Talbot Gilkey
    • Arthur Karr Gilkey (deceased)
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    Born January 2, 1890
    Died August 13, 1976
    (aged 86)