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Herbert Talbot Gilkey

engineering consultant

Herbert Talbot Gilkey, American engineering consultant. Recipient Award of Merit, Boy Scouts American, 1974; registered professional engineer, Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, Ohio, Iowa.


Gilkey, Herbert Talbot was born on November 27, 1924 in Boulder, Colorado, United States. Son of Herbert James and Mildred Virginia (Talbot) Gilkey.


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, 1947, Master of Science, 1949. Postgraduate University Illinois, 1950-1953.


Research associate in mechanical engineering University Illinois, Urbana, 1949-1955. Director technical services National Warm Air Heating and Air Conditioning Association, Cleveland, 1955-1967. Research director Waterloo Register division dynamics corporation of America, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 1967-1970.

Director of government and consumer affairs Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute, Arlington, Virginia, 1971-1977, executive director public affairs, 1977-1980. Director codes and government liaison Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association, Vienna, Virginia, 1980-1985. Engineering consultant, Vienna, since 1985.

Consultant on chlorofluorocarbons to The World Bank, since 1990. Scoutmaster, Greater Cleveland council Boy Scouts American, 1964-1967, commissioner Wapsipinicon and National Capital Area councils, 1967-1970. Member Board Zoning Appeals, Cedar Falls, 1969-1970.

Member Energy Conservation Task Force, Fairfax County, Virginia, 1977-1978. Chairman task group Halocarbon Emission, 1988-1991, guideline project committee Reducing CFC Refrigerant Emission, 1988-1991. Elder Presbyterian Church, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, 1960-1962, Cedar Falls, 1968-1970.


  • Contributor articles on heating and air conditioning engineering to professional journals. Editor various air conditioning design and installation manuals, 1955-1967.


Member Board Zoning Appeals, Cedar Falls, 1969-1970. Member Energy Conservation Task Force, Fairfax County, Virginia, 1977-1978. Served with C.E., United States Army, 1943-1945.

Fellow American Society of Heating (Distinguished Service award 1970, chairman research and technical committee 1971-1972, chairman government affairs committee 1975-1976, chairman energy conservation committee 1976-1977). Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers (life), National Fire Protection Association (air conditioning committee 1960-1967), Uniform Boiler and Pressure Vessel Laws Society (council 1973-1979).


Married Romona Marie Olsen, June 28, 1946 (deceased 1970).; married second, Mary Louise Tucker Brown, April 26, 1974. Children: Virginia Anne, Herbert David, Edele Christine, Arthur Talbot, Martha Olive.

Herbert James Gilkey

Mildred Virginia (Talbot) Gilkey

Romona Marie Olsen

Mary Louise Tucker Brown

Virginia Anne Gilkey

Herbert David Gilkey

Edele Christine Gilkey

Arthur Talbot Gilkey

Martha Olive Gilkey