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Robert Frederick Dirkes

communications consultant

Robert Frederick Dirkes, American communications consultant. Member Brookfield Conservation Commission.

Background

Dirkes, Robert Frederick was born on December 3, 1898 in New York City. Son of Herman Frank and Emilie (Back) Dirkes.

Education

Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1920.

Career

With Western Union Telegraph Company, New York City, since 1920, assistant automatics engineer, 1940, patron system engineer, 1945, director operations, 1950, assistant vice president facsimle and private wire services, 1953-1962, general manager systems development, 1962-1963, now communications consultant. Director Trans Lux Corporation.

Membership

Member Brookfield Conservation Commission. Clubs: Merchants (New York ). Masons. Patentee in field of telegraphy, optics and metallurgy.

Connections

Married Eva Hutchinson, June 21, 1924.

father:
Herman Frank Dirkes

mother:
Emilie (Back) Dirkes

spouse:
Eva Hutchinson