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Emerson Pugh

Born: 1 May 1929

Dr. Emerson Pugh is the author or co-author of a college physics text and several books on the history of IBM and the information processing industry. After receiving his Ph.D. in physics from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1956, Dr. Pugh worked for IBM for 35 years in a variety of capacities, including research scientist, product development manager, and corporate executive.

Dr. Pugh is a Fellow of the IEEE, the American Physical Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was IEEE president in 1989.

Emerson has a keen interest in the IEEE History Committee, and in 2009, he mooted the "Stars" class of articles written by prominent subject matter experts for presentation at the IEEE GHN. Emerson is also a significant sponsor of the IEEE History Committee.

Further Reading

Emerson's Pugh's Oral History