Everett Lee


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Born: 1891

Died: March 4, 1983

Everett Lee is known for his research with General Electric and for his years of service in the engineering profession. Born 19 November 1891, he earned his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois in 1913 and his M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Union College in 1915. As a graduate student he taught electrical engineering at Union College while working as a lab assistant for General Electric in Schenectady, NY. During World War I, Lee served as first lieutenant. He returned to GE in 1919 and steadily worked his way up, serving as an assistant laboratory engineer by 1928. In 1945, Lee was named Consulting Laboratory Engineer for GE. In 1951, he became the editor of the General Electric Review, a position he held until 1958.

Lee is also known for his years of service and representation on multiple committees. He was named an American Institute of Electrical Engineers Fellow (AIEE) in 1930 and represented AIEE on the division of engineering and industrial research of the National Research Council between 1936 and 1939. Mr. Lee has served as vice-president representing District 1 (1940-42) and has been a director of the Institute (1933-37) and chairman of the Schenectady Section (1928-29). He has served on the following national committees: executive (1933-37), headquarters (1936-37), Sections (1929-34), meetings and papers (1927-30; now technical program committee), membership (1933-38, chairman 1936-37), and transfers (1934-36, 1937-39, chairman 1937-39). He represented the Institute on the division of engineering and industrial research of the National Research Council (1936-39), and is at present serving on the planning and co-ordination committee, on the board of trustees of United Engineering Trustees, as a representative on Engineers' Council for Professional Development, and as a member of the AIEE committee on instruments and measurements on which he has served since 1928. Mr. Lee's record of service to the engineering profession also includes membership and active participation in the following organizations: American Standards Association, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Institute of Radio Engineers, American Society for Engineering Education, New York State Society of Professional Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, American Society for Testing Materials, and the Newcomen Society of England-North American Branch. In 1948, Lee was named AIEE President. Eta Kappa Nu named him an Eminent Member in 1954.