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Walter Irving Knapp

Walter Irving Knapp, American engineer. Member Engineering Society Detroit (director 1942-1945), Delta Sigma Phi.; Mason.

Background

  • Knapp, Walter Irving was born on July 15, 1899 in Austinburg, Ohio, United States. Son of William G. and Laura I. (Tallman) Knapp.

  • Education

    • Student Case School Applied Science, Cleveland, 1919-1920. Bachelor of Science in Elec. Engineering, Ohio Northern U., 1923.

      Student design and lighting in architecture Cranbrook Academy Art, 1935-1936.

    Career

    • Louise. Junior engineer, electrical and sales engineer Wilson-Painter Elec. Company, Canton, O., 1923-1926. Lighting engineer and sales Netting Company, Detroit, 1926-1932.

      President, design engineer Lighting Corporation, Detroit, 1932-1934. Lighting design engineer Detroit Edison Company, 1934-1944. Product design, development and Marketing, Detroit, from 1944.

      Work includes sunray finishing machine for stainless steel ware, plastics top fillet, seaming bridge for plastic counter tops, door actuated elevator cabinet, V arm metal secondary electric pole design, vertirail Massachusetts transit system also designed all-purpose assessory light stanchion, Metropolitan Civic Centers. Private research, guided missile control and space techniques. Collaborator on design of bi-level stabilized rapid transit system, 1971.

      Registered professional engineer, Michigan.

    Politics

    The use of force should be supported, but only in extreme situations and only when the need is clear beyond reasonable doubt, and through appropriate international organizations.

    Religion

    A mature Christian can reach a state where the love of God reigns supreme in the heart. No one can be perfect in an absolute way, as God is. But it is possible to be perfect in love to God.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Methodist member is very much a folk theologian who should speak 'plain truth to plain people'.

    Membership

    Member Engineering Society Detroit (director 1942-1945), Delta Sigma Phi.

    Connections

    • Married Ruth L. Snyder, May 7, 1924.
    • father: William G. Knapp
    • mother: Laura I. (Tallman) Knapp
    • spouse: Ruth L. Snyder
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    Born July 15, 1899
    Died November 23, 1971
    (aged 72)
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