Male, born 1922-03-30, died 2007-10-10
Associated with the firm network
Wildman enlisted in the US Army Air Corps (USAAC) on 05/24/1943. An aviation cadet, he was stationed at Goldsboro, NC, at Seymour Johnson Field. He had had two years of college by this time. (See Ancestry.com, source Information Ancestry.com. U.S., World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2005, accessed 03/20/2017.) Wildman served on the Marianas Islands and at Iwo Jima. In the Army Reserves, following the war, he earned the rank of Major. (See SFGate.com, "Robert F. Wildman," accessed 03/21/2017.)
Engineer, City of Oakland, Oakland, CA, c. 1947-1953.
Partner, Wildman and Morris, Structural Engineers, San Francisco, CA, 1953-12/2006. Wildman commuted to work from his residence in Piedmont until his illness worsened. His obituary stated of his firm's work: "His firm was responsible for engineering projects all over the world, including the Philippines, Guam and Diego Garcia Island in the Indian Ocean, as well as many projects in the Western United States, and is still thriving today. Chabot College in Hayward, numerous public schools in Northern California, and many buildings in various campuses of the University of California were distinguished by his company's engineering design." (See SFGate.com, "Robert F. Wildman," accessed 03/21/2017.)
In 2017, Wildman and Morris had offices in Ramona, CA, and San Francisco, CA. The Ramona office was located at 405 Maple St, Suite B-102, Ramona CA 92065.
The Wildman and Morris web site said in 2017 of its co-founder: "Robert F. Wildman, cofounder of the firm was involved in the design of industrial, institutional and military projects for over 45 years. A well known and respected specialist in the field of structural engineering, Mr. Wildman often served as an outside consultant or advisor on technically complex, special purpose projects.Among Mr. Wildman’s professional accomplishments was the design of a number of heavy-industrial facilities for both government and private sector clients. Many were designed to withstand intense seismic, wind and blast forces. He also contributed to numerous medical and laboratory projects as well as a substantial number of maintenance and industrial facilities. As Principal-in-Charge, Mr. Wildman was responsible for overall supervision and management of the office. He personally assured clients that each project was accomplished in a timely and cost effective manner." (See Wildman and Morris, Structural Engineers, "About," accessed 03/20/2017.)
In 1955, Wildman was listed as a Lecturer in Structural Design at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB), Department of Architecture. (See University of California Register, 1954-1955, Vol. I, [Berkeley: University of California, 1955], p. 30.)
Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Member, Structural Engineering Society of California. Member, Society of American Military Engineers.
Graduate, Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA, c. 1940.
B.S., Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley (UCB), Berkeley, CA, 06/1947.
At UCB, Wildman was inducted into Chi Epsilon, the Civil Engineering Honor Society.
Born in Ogden, UT, Wildman lived there for the first years of his life. His family relocated to CA by 1930.
In 1930, Wildman resided with his parents at 1400 Channing Way in Berkeley, CA. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1930; Census Place: Berkeley, Alameda, California; Roll: 111; Page: 18A; Enumeration District: 0304; Image: 469.0; FHL microfilm: 2339846, accessed 03/20/2017.) Wildman continued to reside at the same Berkeley address ten years later. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1940; Census Place: Berkeley, Alameda, California; Roll: T627_188; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 1-116, accessed 03/20/2017.)
Wildman attended both high school and college in Berkeley. During some of his time at the UCB, Morris lived at the Abracadabra Fraternity House, 2425 Ridge Road, Berkeley.
Serving in the AAC during World War II, he saw action in the South Pacific. After its conclusion, he returned home to the Bay Area, where he resumed his engineering studies at UCB, graduating in 1947.
In 1953, Wildman and his wife lived at 1068 Underhills Road in the Crocker Highlands neighoborhood of Oakland, CA. (See Ancestry.com, Source Information Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011, accessed 03/20/2017.)
Wildman, his wife, and two children moved to Piedmont, CA, in 1964, at one time residing at 360 Wildwood Avenue. He remained in Piedmont until his death in 2007 of cancer.
His father, Milton Francis Wildman (1886-1955), worked as a civil engineer for the US Government in 1920 and for a municipality in 1930. In 1930, his mother, Ellyn Elizabeth Westling (1891-1985), was an editor at a publishing company. They married on 06/26/1920 in Weber County, UT.
He married Virginia Payne, a woman whom he met at the UCB in 1941. Nicknamed "Jimmie," she came from MD.
He and Virigina had two children: Michael Francis Wildman (born c. 1950 in CA) and Kim Wildman. In 2007, he resided in San Lorenzo, CA, she in Napa, CA.
Member, Cal Alumni Association. Member, Bush Street Investment Club. Member, World Trade Club. Member, Monday Domino Group. Member, Friday Old Friends Structural Engineers.
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