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Frederick Ernest Giesecke


Frederick Ernest Giesecke, American engineer. Awarded the F. Paul Anderson medal by American Society Heating and Ventilating Engineers, 1942. Served as major engineer reserves, United States, 1926-1942.; Member American Society Electrical Engineer (charter and life; Mason (32 degree).


Giesecke, Frederick Ernest was born on January 28, 1869 in Washington County, Texas, United States. Son of Julius and Wilhelmine (Groos) Giesecke.


Mechanical Engineering, Texas A. and M., College, 1890. Student Cornell, 1893-1894. Bachelor of Science Architecture, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1904.

Student Technology Hochschule, Charlottenburg, 1906-1907. Doctor of Philosophy., University of Illinois, 1924, C.E., 1943.


Instructor in shop work and drawing, Texas A. and M. College, 1886-1888, professor of drawing 1888-1906, professor of architectural engineering, 1906-1912. Professor architectural engineering, head div. engineer research, University of Texas, 1912-1927. Director experiment station and college architect, Texas A and M. College, 1927-1939, professor emeritus, 1939-1945.

Construction engineering, New Braunfels, Texas, since 1945.


  • Author: Gravity-Circulation Hot-Water Heating Systems, 1926. Descriptive Geometry and Descriptive Geometry Problems (with A. Mitchell), 1921. Technical Drawing and Technical Drawing Problems (with A. Mitchell and H. C. Spencer), 1933.

    Hot-Water Heating, Radiant Heating, and Radiant Cooling, 1947. Contributor about 75 technical articles in engineering publications and bulletins.


Served as major engineer reserves, United States, 1926-1942. Member American Society Electrical Engineer (charter and life. Mason (32 degree).


Married Hulda C. Gruene, March 5, 1891. Children: Bertram E., Alma (Mistress.

Julius Giesecke

Wilhelmine (Groos) Giesecke

Hulda C. Gruene

Bertram E. Giesecke

Alma (Mrs Giesecke