Walter P. Bishop (1927-2013); Initiated: 1973; Trade: Air Conditioning Engineer. A native of The Bronx, Walter attended New York City P.S. 59, Brooklyn Technical High School, and New York University, receiving a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (B.M.E.) degree and subsequently a Professional Engineering (PE) license. He was also a retired Major in the United States Air Force Reserve. Above and beyond his official capacities, he was a major presence at the General Society. His contributions on many committees (particularly the Facilities Committee) were essential in preparing the Historic Structure Report (HSR) for the General Society’s building at 16-24 West Fortieth Street. He also contributed greatly as an instructor of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) at the Mechanics Institute (1964-1973). Mr. Bishop was also involved with numerous technical and professional societies, including The National Society of Professional Engineers, the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the New York Building Congress.
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