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Civil engineer

Nicholas John Schnitter, Italian, American, German civil engineer. Recipient Gold medal Frontinus Society, 1994. With Swiss Infantry, 1947-1977. Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers; member Swiss Society Engineers and Architects, Society History and Technology.

Background

Schnitter, Nicholas John was born on February 25, 1927 in Trieste, Italy. Son of Gerold O.W. and Margarethe (Behn Eschenburg) Schnitter.

Education

Master of Arts, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, 1951.

Career

Design engineer, Motor Columbus Ltd., Baden, Switzerland, 1952-1953; trainee, United States Bureau Reclamation, Denver, 1954; design engineer, International Engineering Company Ltd., San Francisco, 1955; head dam design section, Motor Columbus Ltd., Baden, 1956-1969; chief civil engineer, vice president, executive vice president, Motor Columbus Consulting Engineers Ltd., Baden, 1970-1987; retired, 1988.

Membership

With Swiss Infantry, 1947-1977. Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers. Member Swiss Society Engineers and Architects, Society History and Technology.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: history of hydraulic engineering.

Connections

Married Susan Reinhardt, June 21, 1966. Children: Annemarie, Christoph.

father:
Gerold O.W. Schnitter

mother:
Margarethe (Behn Eschenburg) Schnitter

spouse:
Susan Reinhardt

children:
Annemarie Schnitter

Christoph Schnitter