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Theodore Baumeister


Theodore Baumeister, American engineer.


Baumeister, Theodore was born on July 19, 1897 in New York City. Son of Theodore and Mary L. (Wilson) Baumeister.


Bachelor of Science, Cityj College, 1918. Mechanical Engineering, Columbia, 1922.


Assistant Columbia, 1922, instructor, 1924-1931, assistant professor, 1931-1938, associate professor, 1938-1941, professor, 1941-1950, Executive officer, department mechanic engineering, 1941-1948, Stevens professor mechanic engineering, 1950-1964, emeritus, 1964-1979. Adjunct Professor mechanic engineering University of Southern California, 1965-1970. Construction engineering Stevens & Wood, 1926-1938, American Gas & Electric System, 1936-1952, Societe Edison de Milano, 1950.

General Public Utilities Corporation, 1950-1964, Babcock & Wilcox Company, 1950-1965, South Carolina. Electric & Gas Company, 1952-1965. Mayor’s Committee on Transit Power Plants, New York City, 1957-1958, Consolidated Coal Company, 1959-1964, Mont Rose Scharff, 1937-1941.

E.I. Dupont de Nemours & Company, 1945-1955, Duke Power Company, 1948-1949, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Atomic Energy Commission, 1940-1958, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation, 1953-1964, Worthington Corporation, 1955-1957. Trustee Engineering Socs. Library, 1947-1955, New York P.E. City Mission Society, 1954-1964.

Licensed professional engineer, New York. Chartered mechanic engineer, Great Britain.


  • Contributor sects. to Peele’s Mining Engineers Handbook, 1949. Fans, 1935

  • Perry’s Chemical Engineers Handbook, 1949. (with Sporn and Ambrose) Heat Pumps, 1947.

    Kent’s Mechanical Handbook, 1948. Knowlton and Fink Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers, 1957, 68. Bonilla’s Nuclear Engineering, 1957.

    Also technical, science journals, Encyclopedia British, Steeter’s Fluid Dynamics Handbook, 1961. Perry’s Engineering Manual, 1967. Editor-in-chief Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers (Marks’).


Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers (chairman metropolitan section, 1936-1938. Member standing commission on power test codes 1940-1969), Institute Mech. Engineers (Great Britain), American Nuclear Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Engineering Education, Carolina Plantation Society, St. George’s Society, American Association of University Professors, Newcomen Society, American Society Naval Engineers, National Society Professional Engineers, Agricultural Society South Carolina., Navy League, Air Force Association, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Gamma Delta, Theta Tau.

Club: Carolina Yacht.


Married Margaret Kilpatrick, January 23, 1925. Children: Theodore III, Heard Kilpatrick, Mary Berrien Baumeister (Mistress.

Theodore Baumeister

Mary L. (Wilson) Baumeister

Margaret Kilpatrick

Theodore III Baumeister

Heard Kilpatrick Baumeister

Mary Berrien Baumeister (Mrs Baumeister