Early Electrification of Buffalo: Contributions of Five AIEE Presidents
Dr. Arthur E. Kennelly President 1898-1900 -- hired as a consultant 1894 and 1895 concerning the radius of electric power distribution that might be considered reasonably profitable by the use of high-voltage alternating current.
Charles F. Scott President 1902-1903 -- Westinghouse electrical engineer – developed the ‘Scott connection’ for connecting two single
Lewis B. Stillwell President 1909-1910 -- In March 1897 resigned his position as chief electrical engineer and assistant manager of the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co. to become Electrical Director of Cataract Construction. Resigned in September 1900 after the completion of Power House 1.
Paul M. Lincoln President 1914-1915 -- Westinghouse engineer - joined Cataract Construction 1896 to 1902 as operating superintendent and later as resident electrician. Involved with Power House 1 and transmission to Buffalo. Invented the synchroscope. Returned to Westinghouse and later became Professor-Director in charge of Department of Electrical Engineering at Cornell.
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