Charles F. Wagner
See also: Charles Wagner Oral History
Born: 20 March 1895
Early Life and Education
Charles F. Wagner was born in Pittsburgh, PA, on 20 March 1895. He received the B.S. degree from Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, PA, in 1917, and did one year of graduate work at the University of Chicago, IL.
Professional Organizations and Honors
Wagner was active on national and international technical and standardizing committees in the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE), the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the American Standards Association (ASA), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and the International Conference on Large Electric High-Tension Systems (CIGPE).
With his collaborator, R. D. Evans, Wagner won the George Montefiore Prize of Belgium in 1929. He received the honorary degree of Doctor of Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, the Westinghouse Order of Merit, and was named "Standards Personality of the Month" by ASA. He was a Professional Engineer in the State of Pennsylvania; a member of Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi; and an Eminent Member of Eta Kappa Nu. In 1951 Wagner was awarded the AIEE Edison Medal, "For his distinguished contributions in the field of power system engineering."