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Everett Lee

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Everett S. Lee: Biography

Born: 1891

Died:

Everett Lee is known for his research with General Electric and for his years of service in the engineering profession. Born 19 November 1891, he earned his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois in 1913 and his M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Union College in 1915. As a graduate student he taught electrical engineering at Union College while working as a lab assistant for General Electric in Schenectady, NY. During World War I, Lee served as first lieutenant. He returned to GE in 1919 and steadily worked his way up, serving as an assistant laboratory engineer by 1928. In 1945, Lee was named Consulting Laboratory Engineer for GE. In 1951, he became the editor of the General Electric Review, a position he held until 1958.

Lee is also known for his years of service and representation on multiple committees. He was named an American Institute of Electrical Engineers Fellow (AIEE) in 1930 and represented AIEE on the division of engineering and industrial research of the National Research Council between 1936 and 1939. In addition, he was an active member of the American Standards Association, the American Society for Engineers, and the Institute of Radio Engineers. In 1948, Lee was named AIEE President. Eta Kappa Nu named him an Eminent Member in 1954.