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Herman Carl Hesse


Herman Carl Hesse, American educator. member American Gear Manufacturers.


Hesse, Herman Carl was born on March 27, 1900 in New York City. Son of Henry Ludwig Stephen and Anna Margareta (Petersen) Hesse.


Student Newark Technology School, 1916-1921. Bachelor of Science, Newark College Engineering, 1925. Mechanical Engineering, 1927, Doctor Engineering, (honorary), 1961.


Production engineer, Singer Manufacturing Company, Elizabethport, New Jersey, 1925-1928. Assistant professor mechanic engineering, Newark College Engineering, 1928-1931. Professor engineering drawing and design, University of Virginia, 1931-1944.

Chief engineer, Mixing Equipment Company, Rochester, New York, 1945-1947. Professor mechanic engineering Illinois Institute Technology, Chicago, 1947-1949. Dean, college engineering Valparaiso U. (Indiana), from 1949.

Design engineer, consultant various corporations Cons. Armour Reserach Foundation, Chicago, 1948-1950, National Defense Research Committee Project, University of Pennsylvania, 1943-1944, Chicago Midway labs. University of Chicago 1951-1954.

Licensed professional engineer, State of Indiana, Commonwealth of Virginia American Society of Mechanical Engineers, member American Gear Manufacturers Association (academic member), American Society Engineering Education, Pi Kappa Phi, Rho Lambda Tau, Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma.


  • Author: Engineering Tools and Processes, 1941. A Manual in Engineering Drawing, published 1942. Process Equipment Design, 1945.

    Contributor editor Van Nostrands Science Encyclopedia, 1947. Contributor articles in engineering publications columnist (under pseudonym Carroll Lewis) Valparaiso-Vidette Messenger.


Member American Gear Manufacturers.


Married Helen Frances Grafe, June 12, 1926.

Henry Ludwig Stephen Hesse

Anna Margareta (Petersen) Hesse

Helen Frances Grafe