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Frank Waldo

meteorologist , engineer

Frank Waldo, American meteorologist, engineer. Member staff National Industrial Conference Board.


Waldo, Frank was born on November 4, 1857 in Cincinnati. Son of Frederic Augustus and Frances (Leonard) Waldo.


Brother of Leonard W. Bachelor of Science, Marietta College, 1878, Doctor of Philosophy., 1889. Harvard University, 1880-1884.


Assistant in Harvard Observatory, 1878-1881. Computer and professor United States Signal Service, 1881-1887. Instructor astronomy, Harvard Annex (now Radcliffe College), 1880-1881.

In the United States Government service, in Europe, 1882-1883. Instructor meteorology, Corcoran School of Science, Columbian U., 1884-1885. Special agent United States Weather Bureau, 1890.

Cattle ranching, 1896-1902. Editorial work, 1902-1907. Expert in industrial education Massachusetts Commision on Industrial Education, Massachusetts State Board of Education, 1907-1911.

Improvement and building engineering, since 1914. Served as professor of meteorology United States Navy, aviation detachment, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1917-1918.


  • Author: Modern Meteorology, London, 1893. Elementary Meteorology, for Schools and Colleges, 1896. Co-editor: Blinds’ George Eliot, 1904.


Member staff National Industrial Conference Board.


Married Sarah M. Jaques, September 13, 1881.

Frederic Augustus Waldo

Frances (Leonard) Waldo

Sarah M. Jaques