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Frank Pape Mckibben

civil engineer

Frank Pape Mckibben, American civil engineer.


Mckibben, Frank Pape was born on November 13, 1871 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States. Son of Frank Read and Minnie Elizabeth (Pape) Mckibben.


Student of Arkansas U., 1887-1890. Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1894.


1 son, Elliot S.; married second, Ariana K. Elder, April 1923. Instructor civil engineering, later professor, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1894-1907. Professor civil engineering, Lehigh University, 1907-1919.

Same, Union College, 1919-1926. Assistant engineer Boston Elevated Railway Company, 1899-1901, Massachusetts R.R. Commission, 1901-1907. Consulting engineer Pennsylvania Water Supply Commission, 1914-1915.

Vice president People’s Trust Company, 1915-1919. Supervisor technical training Emergency Fleet Corporation, 1918, city engineer, Schenectady, 1924-1926. Construction engineering General Electric Company, 1927-1932, also consultant engineer City of Rochester and engineer of design and construction on two bridges.

Engineer examiners Public Works Administration, since 1933.


  • Author: Taylor and Thompson’s Concrete, Plain and Reinforced, 1903. American Civil Engineers’ Pocket Book, 1912.


Married Arabelle Almy, January 1899 (died 1921).; married second, Ariana K. Elder, April.

Frank Read Mckibben

Minnie Elizabeth (Pape) Mckibben

Arabelle Almy

Ariana K. Elder