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Edward B. Meyer: Biography

Born: October 22, 1882

Died:

Meyer was AIEE president from 1935 to 1936.

Mr. Meyer was born on October 22, 1882 at Newark, N.J. and received his technical education at the Newark Technical School from which he graduated in 1901 and at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y., graduating from the electrical engineering course of that Institute in 1903.

In 1903 Mr. Meyer entered the employ of the Public Service Corporation of N.J. and has remained continuously with this organization and its subsidiary companies until the present time. He has filled successively the positions of engineering assistant, field engineer, assistant engineer on special engineering reports and in 1912 was appointed assistant to the chief engineer, in 1919 was appointed assistant chief engineer and in 1922 at the formation of the Public Service Production Company was appointed chief engineer.

Mr. Meyer is a Fellow and Director of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the National Electric Light Association and the American Railway Association. He has been largely identified with technical society activities, having been chairman of many important committees. He has presented technical papers and is the author of a book on "Underground Transmission and Distribution".

In addition to having been a director of the Institute, 1928-31, and later a vice president, 1932-34, Mr. Meyer has served on many of the Insitute's committees. These committees are: executive, 1928-30, 1932-34; constitution and by-laws, 1929-35 (chairman 1934-35); coordination of Institute activities, 1925-35 (chairman 1932-34); Edison Medal, 1927-29, 1930-36; finance, 1927-31, 1932-34 (chairman 1928-30, 1933-34); headquarters, 1928-30, 1933-34; Lamme medal, 1928-30; membership, 1924-25, award of Institute prizes, 1925-28; 1931-34 (chairman 1925-27); publications, 1923-35 (chairman 1927-28, 1931-34); Sections, 1926-27; technical program, 1918-29, 1932-34 (chairman 1925-27); transfers, 1932-35 (chairman 1932-33); power generation, 1928-32; and power transmission and distribution, 1918-24 (chairman 1918-23). He also has served on the special committees of Institute policies, 1933-33; Associate dues and related matters, 1932-35; and biographies and talking motion pictures, 1930-33. He has served as an Institute representative on the US National Committee of the International Electrotechnical Comission, 1930; and on the Engineering Societies Monographs Committee, 1930-35; and the Engineer's National Relief Fund. He has also served on several of the Institute's subcommittees and on local Section committees, having been chairman of the New York Section, 1927-27. He was chairman of the Institute's 1932 winter convention committee. Mr. Meyer's other technical activities have included active participation in the affairs of the American Standards Association, the former National Electric Light Association, the New York Electrical Society, Inc., of which he was the first vice president, membership in the Essex (County, NJ) Electrical League, State of New Jersey Emergency Relief Administration, US Chamber of Commerce, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the American Transit Association. During World War I he served on important committees of the US Army and Navy.

See also: Papers of Edward B. Meyer