Charles Harold Bechert, Sr

Charles Harold Bechert, Sr

Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Death 10 Jul 1970 (aged 65)
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Burial Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Plot Section 9-D Lot 246
Memorial ID 111115663 · View Source
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Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science

Charles H. Bechert
Indianapolis, Indiana Indianapolis, Indiana

June 15, 1905 July 10, 1970

A native of Indiana and educated in this state, Mr. Charles H. Bechert was Director of the Division of Water, Department of Natural Resources of Indiana.

Mr. Bechert was born in Indianapolis June 15, 1905, and received his early education in that city. He graduated from Manual Training High School becoming a Roines Alumnus (Honorary). He then went to Purdue University receiving a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering in 1929.

His professional career began right after graduation from Purdue when he joined the staff of the Division of Water of the Department of Natural Resources as a Sanitary Engineer, the first in their department. He served as Assistant State Engineer, State Engineer (1929 to 1965) and finally as Director (1945 to 1970). He administered
regulations concerning lakes, streams and ground water. He served as officer and member of many committees, commissions, boards and associations pertaining to water use and water supplies. He was past president of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Indiana Division of the American Waterworks Association. He was
a member of the Scientech Club and the Indiana Society of Professional Engineers.

His professional ability was recognized by Matthew E. Welch in 1963 when Mr. Bechert was appointed Sagamore of the Wabash. He had also been honored in 1955 by the American Waterworks Association when he was given the George Fuller award. He is listed in Who's Who in the Midwest (1967-1968) and was the subject of an article in Outdoor Indiana (May, 1961). Other organizations with which he was affiliated are Tau Kappa Epsilon and Chi Epsilon (Honorary, Civil Engineering) fraternities, and he was founder of the St. Meinrad Seminary Parents Association and Catholic Youth Organizations Camp Committee. Mr. Bechert's membership in the Indiana Academy of Science was very brief having joined in 1967.

Mr. Charles H. Bechert was 65 when he died July 10, 1970.

Gravesite Details Shares stone with Kathyrn Reidy Bechert. Someday I will get better photos of the marker

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