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Halsten Joseph Thorkelson

mechanical engineer

Halsten Joseph Thorkelson, American mechanical engineer. Member Wisconsin Academy Arts, Letters and Science; Mason.

Background

Thorkelson, Halsten Joseph was born on January 18, 1875 in Racine, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Mathias and Mary (Eggen) Thorkelson.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin, 1898, Mechanical Engineering, 1901.

Career

And draftsman in manufacturing establishment 7 years. Assistant superintendent J. I. Case Plow Works, Racine, Wisconsin, 1901-1902. Instructor steam engineering, assistant professor, associate professor and professor, College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1902-1914.

Acting business manager and business manager, University of Wisconsin, 1914-1921. With General Education Board, New York, 1921-1928. With Kohler Company, Kohler, Wisconsin, 1928-1943, becoming vice president and director.

Director Security National Bank, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Retired December 1943.

Works

  • Author: Air Compression and Transmission, 1913.

Membership

Member Wisconsin Academy Arts, Letters and Science. Mason.; Clubs: Madison, University.

Connections

Married Mary Schuyler Carver, June 14, 1900. Children: Mary Elizabeth, Florence Carver, Martha Seymour, Halsten John.

father:
Mathias Thorkelson

mother:
Mary (Eggen) Thorkelson

spouse:
Mary Schuyler Carver

children:
Mary Elizabeth Thorkelson

Florence Carver Thorkelson

Martha Seymour Thorkelson

Halsten John Thorkelson