Gustav Hirsch was born in Columbus, Ohio and graduated from Ohio State University in 1897, M.E and E.E. He then worked for several telephone companies in the capacities of chief engineer and general superintendent. In 1908, he organized Gustav Hirsch & Associates and Gustav Hirsch Organization specializing in consulting engineering. He is recognized for his outstanding accomplishments in this field.
He also held vice president and /or director positions in many telephone companies, among them were: United Utilities, Conneaut Telephone Company, Mansfield Telephone Company, Elyria Telephone Company. He was president of the Warren Telephone Company from 1948 until his death in 1959.
He was a member of five professional engineering organizations, past president for ITPA, director of USITA and past president for the Ohio Independent Telephone Association. In addition, he was director of the Ohio Mental Health Association, Kremer Realty Company. Sky Way Broadcasting Corp., Cosmopolitan Investors Corp., and Market Exchange Bank.
Hirsch served in the military in the Spanish-American War, WWI and WWII. He was organizer and commanding officer of the signal battalions and received many citations for both service and battle.
Gustav Hirsch was listed in the “Who’s Who in America”, “Who’s Who in Engineering” and “Who’s Who in Industry”.