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Construction executive

Robert Edward Burkhardt, American construction executive. Decorated Air medal with oak leaf cluster.


Burkhardt, Robert Edward was born on July 11, 1927 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. Son of Paul Fred and Ella Ann (Byfuss) Burkhardt.


Graduate, United States Army Command and General Staff College, 1971. Associate of Arts, Jackson Community College, 1972. Bachelor, Michigan State University, 1975.

Master of Arts, Michigan State University, 1977.


Served as enlisted man United States Army, 1945—1950, with War Crimes Group Germany, 1946, commissioned Second lieutenant, 1950, advanced through grades to major, 1968. Served with 987th Armored Artillery Battalion 8th United States Army, Republic of Korea. Commander Company A 979th Engineer Construction Battalion, 1960, 323d Member of Parliament Crime Investigation Department, 1963—1967.

Provost marshal 5064th United States Army Garrison, Detroit, 1968—1973. Commander 406 Maintenance Battalion, Ann Arbor, 1974. Manager maintenance and shipping Hancock Industries, Jackson, 1965—1971.

Assistant director plant operations Foote Hospital, 1972—1979, instructor safety, fire and disaster seminars. Purchasing agent Addison Products, Jonesville, 1980—1983. Director purchasing Linden Tree, Jackson, 1983—1984.

Master of Computer Applications program manager Directorate Engineering and Housing, National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California, since 1984. Instructor political science, sociology and geography Jackson Community College, 1978—1981.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to publications.


Active Republican National Committee. Finance secretary Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1961—1962, 1965—1966, treasurer, 1969—1973, 1975—1976, 1978—1979. Past president chapter 4299 Aid Association Luths.

Treasurer Concordia Lutheran Church, 1987—1989. Member of National Association of Manufacturers, Federal Installation Planners Division, American Planning Association, Member of Parliament Association, Southern California Association Military Planners (secretary), National Geography Society, Michigan State University Alumni Association, Reserve Officers Association, Industrial Executives Club.


Married Lois Jeane Ordway, August 30, 1947. Children: Ronald Robert, Christopher Todd, Douglas Craig.

Paul Fred Burkhardt

Ella Ann (Byfuss) Burkhardt

Lois Jeane Ordway

Christopher Todd Burkhardt

Douglas Craig Burkhardt

Ronald Robert Burkhardt