How was the father described physically in Cheaper by the Dozen?

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In the biographic novel Cheaper By The Dozen by Frank Bunker Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, the father, also names Frank Bunker Gilbreth, is described physically as being a very heavy and very tall man who has an outward appearance of great confidence. His appearance is a representation of his character, that of a successful businessman, a trained engineer, and a masterful manager of time. The description of Mr. Gilbreth is somewhat akin to what could be expected of a somewhat buttoned-down foreman of the early twentieth century, which is very much appropriate for a man who feels that it is possible to run and manage a family in much the same way that one would run a factory.

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