Titus G. LeClair
Born: August 26, 1899
Titus George LeClair (A '24, M '29, F '40) Assistant Chief Electrical Engineer, Commonwealth Edison Company, Chicago, Ill., was AIEE president from 1950 to 1951. He was born in Superior, Wis., August 26, 1899, and received the degree of Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Idaho in 1921. From 1922 to 1923, Mr. LeClair was with the General Electric Company in the student course and later in 1923 began his career in the Commonwealth Edison Company, holding various engineering positions with the company up to the time of his appointment as Assistant Chief Electrical Engineer in 1948.
Mr. LeClair's outstanding engineering work has included the invention of devices used in the electrical industry, namely, relay schemes, switching schemes, automatic printing meters, and special conductors. He has presented papers before technical societies and has had many papers published in the technical press. Mr. LeClair served as Vice-President representing District 5 (1946-48) and has been a Director of the Institute (1941-45, 1946-48). He has been Chairman of the Professional Group Co-ordinating Committee since 1947 and has also served on the following committees: Membership (1930-35); Protective Devices (1931-35, Chairman 1942-43), Legislation Affecting the Engineering Profession (1940-41); Land Transportation (1941-42); Edison Medal (1942-44); Standards (1942-43): Technical Program, (1942-43); Award of Institute Prizes (1942-43, 1948-50); Registration of Engineers (1942-47): Student Branches (1945-46), Lamme Medal (1947-49); and Education (1949-50). Mr. LeClair was Chairman of the Chicago Section from 1929 to 1930 and has represented the Institute on the Engineering Societies Joint Committee on the Chicago Century of Progress Exposition in 1933 and the Advisory Board of the National Bureau of Engineering Registration (1946-47). He is a Director and Past-President of the Illinois Engineering Council, a Past President of the Western Society of Engineers, and a member of the Illinois Society of Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers, and Sigma Nu.