Donald Charles Klein

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Donald Charles
Sept. 30, 1917
Oct. 1, 1997

E. Louise Wood
Oct. 25, 1920

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Donald Charles Klein

1964 - 1969
Member of Texas State Board of Registration for Professional
1969 - 1980
Executive Director of State Board of Registration for Provessional
Received Distinguished Service Award from National Council of
Engineering Examiners
Named "Engineer of the Year" by Permium Basin Chapter of the Texas
Society of Professional Engineers
1st Lt. U. S. Army World War II with service in North Africa.
Full Name: Donald Charles Klein
Location: Section:Republic Hill, Section 2 (C2)
Row:A  Number:14
Reason for Eligibility: Member, Executive Director, State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers 
Birth Date: September 30, 1917 
Died: October 1, 1997 
Burial Date: October 4, 1997 

KLEIN, DONALD CHARLES (1917 ~ 1997). Donald C. Klein, age 80, died October 1, 1997, in Austin, Texas. He was born in Chillicothe, Ohio on September 30, 1917 to Robert L. Klein and Rosa I. Frank Klein. He married Edith Louise Wood on December 31, 1944 in Columbus, Ohio.

Klein attended Ohio State University before entering the Army in 1941. He graduated from Officers Training School, Edgewood Arsenal, Md. He served in North Africa. After World War II, he moved to Albuquerque, NM where he enrolled and graduated from the University of New Mexico with a B. S. degree in chemical engineering. Following graduation, he was employed in various engineering and management capacities by the El Paso Natural Gas Co. of El Paso, Texas and later by a subsidiary, the El Paso Products Co. of Odessa, Texas, he served many Business, Civic and Church Organizations.

He was appointed by Governor John Connally to membership of the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers. He was a member of the Board of regents for Odessa Junior College, a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Manufacturing Association, a Director of the Texas Research League, Rotarian Member, Sunday School teacher, and elder of the First Presbyterian Church. Recognition of his professional and civic work culminated in being named "Engineer of the Year" (1961) by the Permian Basin Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers.

In 1967, Klein was employed by Flour Corp. in Houston as a project manager. In 1969, he accepted employment as executive director of the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, Austin, Texas. During employment on the engineers registration board, he served a number of assignments on the national engineering level. In 1977, he was recognized for the National Council of Engineering Examiners.

Klein retired in 1980. He was a member of Hope Presbyterian Church. He died on October 1, 1997 and was buried at the Texas State Cemetery.


#8807) Served on the board from 1964-1969.
Entered by Administrator on 2/1/1998 12:11:25 PM

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