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Walter August Schmidt

chemical engineer.

Walter August Schmidt, American chemical engineer. award 1940), American Institute Chem.


Schmidt, Walter August was born on August 26, 1883 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of August and Adelhaid (Ott) Schmidt.


Bachelor of Science, University California, 1906.


April 16, 1950); 1 son, Walter Malcolm. Married second, Louise Frick Hartwell, September 6, 1952. With Western Precipitation Corporation (now a division of the Joy Manufacturing Company), Los Angeles, since 1908, president, general manager, 1911-1956, president and chairman of the board, 1956-1959, chairman of the board, since 1959, director parent company.

President International Precipitation Company, since 1911, Precipitation Company of Canada, Ltd., since 1935.


  • Contributor science jours.


Member nat. advisory council to commission on patents House of Representatives 76th, 77th Congresses. Member American Chemical Society (director 1931-1936, 43-54), N.A.M. (Modern Pioneer award 1940), American Institute Chemical Engineers, Electrochemical Society, American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, American Institute of Elctrical Engineering, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon.; Member of advisory board Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 1920-1949.


Married Ethel Proudfoot, October 17, 1910 (deceased.; married second, Louise Frick Hartwell, September 6, 1952.

August Schmidt

Adelhaid (Ott) Schmidt

Ethel Proudfoot

Louise Frick Hartwell