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Robert Frederick Dirkes

Robert Frederick Dirkes, American communications consultant. Member Brookfield Conservation Commission.


  • Dirkes, Robert Frederick was born on December 3, 1898 in New York City. Son of Herman Frank and Emilie (Back) Dirkes.

  • Education

    • Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1920.


    • With Western Union Telegraph Company, New York City, since 1920, assistant automatics engineer, 1940, patron system engineer, 1945, director operations, 1950, assistant vice president facsimle and private wire services, 1953-1962, general manager systems development, 1962-1963, now communications consultant. Director Trans Lux Corporation.


    Member Brookfield Conservation Commission. Clubs: Merchants (New York ). Masons. Patentee in field of telegraphy, optics and metallurgy.


    • Married Eva Hutchinson, June 21, 1924.
    • father: Herman Frank Dirkes
    • mother: Emilie (Back) Dirkes
    • spouse: Eva Hutchinson
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    Born December 3, 1898