Carl Theissen ’13

Carl TheissenCarl Martin Theissen was known as “Theis” and was considered by his classmates as “rather spry.” As a sophomore Carl became a member of the “night riders association” and every Friday night he would go out with a lasso waiting to catch some of the “younger wild animals.” Carl liked to dance and most certainly enjoyed a “frictionless floor.” Nevertheless Carl was known for his “Theissen’s Formula” which had something to do with measuring the distance traveled by a boat. Classmates certainly had high regard for Theissen.

We have Theissen’s last correspondence to Liver Houston regarding presumably the 50th Reunion which he was unable to attend. The letter conveys rich humor about his age, and certainly his fond memories of being an RPI graduate! Please, enjoy the letter…

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