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Joachim G. Giaver

civil engineer

Joachim G. Giaver, Norwegian civil engineer. Decorated by the King of Norway with Order of St. Olaf, first grade, 1921. member Giaver & Dinkelberg.

Background

Giaver, Joachim G. was born on August 15, 1856 in in Norway. Son of Jens H. and Hanna Birgitte (Holmboe) Giaver.

Education

Came to America, 1882. C.E., Throndhjems Technology College, Throndhjem, Norway, 1881.

Career

Draftsman bridge department N.P. R.R., St. Paul, Minnesota, 1882-1883. Draftsman, 1883-1885, chief engineer, 1885-1890, Shiffler Bridge Company, Pittsburgh. Assistant chief engineer World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1891-1893.

General contracting, 1893-1896. Bridge designer for Sanitary District, Chicago, 1896-1898. Chief engineer, D. H. Burnham & Company, Chicago, 1898-1915.

Construction engineering, Chicago, 1915—member Giaver & Dinkelberg. Trustee Norwegian American Hospital.

Membership

Member Giaver & Dinkelberg.

Connections

Married Louise C. Schmedling, Throndhjem, Norway, September 3, 1885.

father:
Jens H. Giaver

mother:
Hanna Birgitte (Holmboe) Giaver

spouse:
Louise C. Schmedling