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<p>[[Norvin Green|Norvin Green]], 1884-86 </p>
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<p> Norvin Green became the president of Western Union in 1878.  He later was one of the founders of the AIEE in the early 1880s. </p>
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<p>[[Franklin Pope|Franklin L. Pope]], 1886-87 </p>
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<p> Franklin L. Pope was one of America’s first practicing electrical engineers.  In addition to his inventions and patents, which greatly contributed to the field of electrical engineering, he authored several books in the genres of literature, history, and genealogy.  </p>
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<p>[[T. Commerford Martin|T. Commerford Martin]], 1887-88 </p>
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<p> T. Commerford Martin was an editor of electrical magazines and an author.  He also worked for the U.S. Census Office from 1900-1915, where he wrote reports about electrical industries and utilities. </p>
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<p>[[Edward Weston|Edward Weston]], 1888-89 </p>
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<p> Edward Weston improved electrical instruments so that they would be more portable and that their measurements would become more accurate.  In 1908, his standard cell became the universal standard of electromotive force. </p>
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<p>[[Elihu Thomson|Elihu Thomson]], 1889-90 </p>
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<p> Elihu Thomson’s invention of the 3 coil dynamo was the foundation to a successful electric lighting system that he and colleague E. J. Houston produced in 1879 through their company Thomson-Houston Electric Company.  This company merged with Edison General Electric Company in 1892 to form General Electric Company. </p>
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<p>[[William Anthony|William A. Anthony]], 1890-91 </p>
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<p> William A. Anthony was a professor of physics and mechanics at many U.S. universities.  In addition to teaching, he also contributed articles to many electrical engineering magazines, and was an electric engineer consultant in New York City. </p>
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<p>[[Alexander Graham Bell|Alexander Graham Bell]], 1891-92 </p>
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<p> Alexander Graham Bell is most known for his invention of the telephone in 1876. </p>
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<p>[[Frank J. Sprague|Frank Julian Sprague]], 1892-93 </p>
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<p> Frank J. Sprague founded the Sprague Electric Railway and Motor Company, which later developed an electric railway system in Richmond, Virginia using electric traction. </p>
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<p>[[Edwin Houston|Edwin J. Houston]], 1893-95 </p>
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<p> Edwin J. Houston collaborated with Elihu Thomson to create a successful electric lighting system.  In addition to his inventions, Houston was also a university professor, author, and engineering consultant. </p>
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<p>[[Louis Duncan|Louis Duncan]], 1895-97 </p>
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<p> Louis Duncan served as an electrical engineering professor at Johns Hopkins University for 14 years.  After retiring from his career in academia, Duncan was an engineering consultant for many traction, utility, and railway companies. </p>
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<p>[[Francis B. Crocker|Francis B. Crocker]], 1897-98 </p>
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<p> Francis B. Crocker pioneered the design for commercially successful motors.  Crocker also supported the national and international standardization of electrical equipment. </p>
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<p>[[Arthur E. Kennelly|Arthur E. Kennelly]], 1898-1900 </p>
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<p> Arthur E. Kennelly co-founded the Heaviside-Kennelly layer in the ionosphere with Oliver Heaviside in 1901, which contributed to the study of radio waves. </p>
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<p>[[Image:AIEE Presidents 0236.jpg|thumb|right|AIEE presidents, including Steinmetz at center]][[Carl Hering|Carl Hering]], 1900-01 </p>
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<p> Carl Hering was an electrical engineer who researched storage batteries, designed and improved the electric furnace, and made discoveries regarding electromagnetic force.  Hering also published works about mechanical and electrical engineering. </p>
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<p>[[Charles Proteus Steinmetz|Charles P. Steinmetz]], 1901-02 </p>
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<p> Charles P. Steinmetz worked on inventions for electric motors, generators, and street cars.  In addition to his research, he was an electrophysics professor at Union University. </p>
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<p>[[Charles F. Scott|Charles F. Scott]], 1902-03 </p>
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<p> Charles F. Scott created a new method for phase transformation called the “Scott Connection.”  In 1911, Scott became an electrical engineering professor at Yale University, and he served as the head of the Electrical Engineering Program at the university. </p>
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<p>[[Bion J. Arnold|Bion J. Arnold]], 1903-04 </p>
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<p> Bion J. Arnold pioneered street railways in numerous cities across the United States, and he helped to bring electricity to New York’s Grand Central Station.  In addition to his work on railways, Arnold also invented a magnetic clutch and improved storage batteries. </p>
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<p>[[John Lieb|John W. Lieb]], 1904-05 </p>
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<p> John W. Leib experimented with the Brush arc light system in the fall of 1877, which led him to work at the Brush Electric Company and later the Edison Electric Company.  Leib also worked in Italy, where he directed the completion of Milan’s first electric trolley line in 1893. </p>
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<p>[[Schuyler Wheeler|Schuyler Skaats Wheeler]], 1905-06 </p>
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<p> Schuyler Wheeler, along with Francis B. Crocker, were pioneers of small electric motors.  Wheeler invented the electric fire engine, the electric elevator, and the electric fan among other inventions. </p>
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<p>[[Samuel Sheldon|Samuel Sheldon]], 1906-07 </p>
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<p> Samuel Sheldon was a physics and electrical engineering professor at Polytechnic Institute in Brooklyn, New York.  While at the university, he expanded their laboratories to include physical, mechanical, and electrical engineering research. </p>
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<p>[[Henry Stott|Henry G. Stott]], 1907-08 </p>
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<p> Henry G. Stott was the assistant engineer of Buffalo, New York’s underground cable and conduit system.  In 1901, he became the supervisor for the Interborough Rapid Transit System in New York City. </p>
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<p>[[Louis Ferguson|Louis A. Ferguson]], 1908-09 </p>
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<p> Louis A. Ferguson recommended the 3 phase a-c system for substations, and has made important contributions to the development of low voltage distribution. </p>
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<p>[[Lewis B. Stillwell|Lewis B. Stillwell]], 1909-10 </p>
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<p> Lewis B. Stillwell was the director of the Niagara Falls Power Company in 1897, and he became the director of the Rapid Transit Subway Company of New York City in 1900.  In addition to his work as an engineer and a consultant, Stillwell was also an advocate for energy conservation. </p>
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<p>[[Image:1920s photo past AIEE presidents 1795.jpg|thumb|right|A group of past presidents at the AIEE Chicago Convention, June 29, 1911. Photo appears on page 1773 of the 50th Anniversary special issue of "Electrical Engineering." Back row (l-r) Gano Dunn, Dugald C. Jackson, Louis A. Ferguson, Schulyer S. Wheeler, John W. Lied, and Bion J. Arnold.  Front row (l-r) Francis C. Crocker, T. Commeford Martin, Frank J. Sprague and Charles P. Steinmetz.]] </p>
 
<p>[[Image:1920s photo past AIEE presidents 1795.jpg|thumb|right|A group of past presidents at the AIEE Chicago Convention, June 29, 1911. Photo appears on page 1773 of the 50th Anniversary special issue of "Electrical Engineering." Back row (l-r) Gano Dunn, Dugald C. Jackson, Louis A. Ferguson, Schulyer S. Wheeler, John W. Lied, and Bion J. Arnold.  Front row (l-r) Francis C. Crocker, T. Commeford Martin, Frank J. Sprague and Charles P. Steinmetz.]] </p>
  
<p>[[Dugald C. Jackson|Dugald C. Jackson]], 1910-11 </p>
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<p>[[Norvin Green|Norvin Green]], 1884-86, became the president of Western Union in 1878He later was one of the founders of the AIEE in the early 1880s. </p>
 
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<p> Dugald C. Jackson  supervised the design and construction of several railway and power plants when he worked as an engineer at Sprague Electric Railway and Motor Company and later as an engineer for Edison General Electric Company.  </p>
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<p>[[Gano Dunn|Gano Dunn]], 1911-12 </p>
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<p> Gano Dunn became president of the J. G. White Engineering Corporation in 1913Included among the company’s projects were the United States Naval Oil Base at Pearl Harbor, 13 transoceanic radio stations, and the first long-distance natural gas pipeline in California. </p>
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<p>[[Ralph Mershon|Ralph D. Mershon]], 1912-13 </p>
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<p> Ralph D. Mershon’s most notable contribution to engineering is his work with high voltage transmission.  Mershon also invented a 6-phase rotary converter, the compounded rotary converter, and a compensating voltmeter among other inventions. </p>
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<p>[[C. O. Mailloux|C. O. Mailloux]], 1913-14 </p>
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<p> C.O. Mailloux was the editor of Electric World, and he supported the standardization of technical terms. </p>
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<p>[[Franklin Pope|Franklin L. Pope]], 1886-87, one of America’s first practicing electrical engineers. In addition to his inventions and patents, which greatly contributed to the field of electrical engineering, he authored several books in the genres of literature, history, and genealogy. </p>
  
<p>[[Paul Lincoln|Paul M. Lincoln]], 1914-15 </p>
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<p>[[T. Commerford Martin|T. Commerford Martin]], 1887-88, editor of electrical magazines and an author of various works.  He also worked for the U.S. Census Office from 1900-1915, where he wrote reports about electrical industries and utilities. </p>
  
<p> Paul M. Lincoln invented the synchroscopeHe also worked as an electrical engineer, and taught electrical engineering at Cornell University. </p>
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<p>[[Edward Weston|Edward Weston]], 1888-89, improved electrical instruments so that they would be more portable and that their measurements would become more accurateIn 1908, his standard cell became the universal standard of electromotive force. </p>
  
<p>[[John J. Carty|John J. Carty]], 1915-16 </p>
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<p>[[Elihu Thomson|Elihu Thomson]], 1889-90, his invention of the 3 coil dynamo was the foundation to a successful electric lighting system that he and colleague E. J. Houston produced in 1879 through their company Thomson-Houston Electric Company.  This company merged with Edison General Electric Company in 1892 to form General Electric Company. </p>
  
<p> John J. Carty designed the “bridging bell”, which allowed extended telephone use to rural areas of the United StatesCarty also announced AT & T’s intention to complete a transcontinental telephone line. </p>
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<p>[[William Anthony|William A. Anthony]], 1890-91, professor of physics and mechanics at many U.S. universitiesIn addition to teaching, he also contributed articles to many electrical engineering magazines, and was an electric engineer consultant in New York City. </p>
  
<p>[[Harold Buck|Harold W. Buck]], 1916-17 </p>
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<p>[[Alexander Graham Bell|Alexander Graham Bell]], 1891-92, most known for his invention of the telephone in 1876. </p>
  
<p> Harold W. Buck supervised the experimental work that led to the development of the oil circuit breaker and other high voltage devices while working at General Electric Company.  He also worked as the chief electrical engineer at the Niagara Falls Power Company, where he worked on the distribution of power across the U.S.-Canada border. </p>
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<p>[[Frank J. Sprague|Frank Julian Sprague]], 1892-93, founded the Sprague Electric Railway and Motor Company, which later developed an electric railway system in Richmond, Virginia using electric traction. </p>
  
<p>[[Edwin W. Rice, Jr.|Edwin W. Rice, Jr]]., 1917-18 </p>
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<p>[[Edwin Houston|Edwin J. Houston]], 1893-95, collaborated with Elihu Thomson to create a successful electric lighting system.  In addition to his inventions, Houston was also a university professor, author, and engineering consultant. </p>
  
<p> Edwin W. Rice, Jr. is considered one of the three fathers of General ElectricRice filed over 100 patents for his inventions, which include oil switches of high capacity, arc lamps, and synchronous converters among other creations. </p>
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<p>[[Louis Duncan|Louis Duncan]], 1895-97, served as an electrical engineering professor at Johns Hopkins University for 14 yearsAfter retiring from his career in academia, Duncan was an engineering consultant for many traction, utility, and railway companies. </p>
  
<p>[[Comfort Avery Adams|Comfort A. Adams]], 1918-19 </p>
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<p>[[Francis B. Crocker|Francis B. Crocker]], 1897-98, pioneered the design for commercially successful motors.  Crocker also supported the national and international standardization of electrical equipment. </p>
  
<p> Comfort A. Adams worked as an electrical engineering professor at Harvard University. His interest in welding technology led him to design the first alternating-current transformer, which allowed him to maintain contact with “real world” engineering work. </p>
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<p>[[Arthur E. Kennelly|Arthur E. Kennelly]], 1898-1900, co-founded the Heaviside-Kennelly layer in the ionosphere with Oliver Heaviside in 1901, which contributed to the study of radio waves. </p>
  
<p>[[Calvert Townley|Calvert Townley]], 1919-1920 </p>
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[[Carl Hering|Carl Hering]], 1900-01, an electrical engineer who researched storage batteries, designed and improved the electric furnace, and made discoveries regarding electromagnetic force.  Hering also published works about mechanical and electrical engineering.
  
<p> Calvert Townley was an electrical engineer who worked on the installation and equipment maintenance of transit systems in the NortheastTwo of his most notable projects were working with electrical equipment in Boston’s South Terminal and the electrification of railroad lines leaving New York City. </p>
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<p>[[Charles Proteus Steinmetz|Charles P. Steinmetz]], 1901-02, worked on inventions for electric motors, generators, and street carsIn addition to his research, he was an electrophysics professor at Union University. </p>
  
<p>[[Arthur Berresford|Arthur W. Berresford]], 1920-21 </p>
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<p>[[Charles F. Scott|Charles F. Scott]], 1902-03, created a new method for phase transformation called the “Scott Connection.”  In 1911, Scott became an electrical engineering professor at Yale University, and he served as the head of the Electrical Engineering Program at the university. </p>
  
<p> Arthur Berresford worked as an engineer for the Brooklyn City Railroad Company where he overhauled motors and assisted with trolley line constructionHe later worked for the Riker Electric Company, which manufactured rheostats and electric controlling devices. </p>
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<p>[[Bion J. Arnold|Bion J. Arnold]], 1903-04, pioneered street railways in numerous cities across the United States, and he helped to bring electricity to New York’s Grand Central StationIn addition to his work on railways, Arnold also invented a magnetic clutch and improved storage batteries. </p>
  
<p>[[William McClellan|William McClellan]], 1921-22 </p>
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<p>[[John Lieb|John W. Lieb]], 1904-05, experimented with the Brush arc light system in the fall of 1877, which led him to work at the Brush Electric Company and later the Edison Electric Company.  Leib also worked in Italy, where he directed the completion of Milan’s first electric trolley line in 1893. </p>
  
<p> William McClellan supervised the layout and installation of a high-voltage substation and the car equipment for the Erie Railroad.  He also worked at University of Pennsylvania as a university professor and dean. </p>
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<p>[[Schuyler Wheeler|Schuyler Skaats Wheeler]], 1905-06, worked with Francis B. Crocker on small electric motors.  Wheeler invented the electric fire engine, the electric elevator, and the electric fan among other inventions. </p>
  
<p>[[Frank B. Jewett|Frank B. Jewett]], 1922-23 </p>
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<p>[[Samuel Sheldon|Samuel Sheldon]], 1906-07, a physics and electrical engineering professor at Polytechnic Institute in Brooklyn, New York.  While at the university, he expanded their laboratories to include physical, mechanical, and electrical engineering research. </p>
  
<p> Frank B. Jewett worked as an engineer for AT&T, where his work demonstrated transatlantic radio telephony using a vacuum-tube transmitter. </p>
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<p>[[Henry Stott|Henry G. Stott]], 1907-08, the assistant engineer of Buffalo, New York’s underground cable and conduit system.  In 1901, he became the supervisor for the Interborough Rapid Transit System in New York City. </p>
  
<p>[[Harris Ryan|Harris J. Ryan]], 1923-24 </p>
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<p>[[Louis Ferguson|Louis A. Ferguson]], 1908-09, recommended the 3 phase a-c system for substations, and has made important contributions to the development of low voltage distribution. </p>
  
<p> Harris J. Ryan was a university professor at Cornell University and later Stanford University, where he researched high voltage phenomena.  </p>
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<p>[[Lewis B. Stillwell|Lewis B. Stillwell]], 1909-10, the director of the Niagara Falls Power Company in 1897, and he became the director of the Rapid Transit Subway Company of New York City in 1900In addition to his work as an engineer and a consultant, Stillwell was also an advocate for energy conservation. </p>
  
<p>[[Farley Osgood|Farley Osgood]], 1924-25 </p>
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<p>[[Dugald C. Jackson|Dugald C. Jackson]], 1910-11, supervised the design and construction of several railway and power plants when he worked as an engineer at Sprague Electric Railway and Motor Company and later as an engineer for Edison General Electric Company.  </p>
  
<p> Farley Osgood was a traveling engineer who made inspections and installations for the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company.  He also served as vice president and general manager of Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G).  </p>
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<p>[[Gano Dunn|Gano Dunn]], 1911-12, became president of the J. G. White Engineering Corporation in 1913Included among the company’s projects were the United States Naval Oil Base at Pearl Harbor, 13 transoceanic radio stations, and the first long-distance natural gas pipeline in California. </p>
  
<p>[[Michael Pupin|Michael I. Pupin]], 1925-26 </p>
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<p>[[Ralph Mershon|Ralph D. Mershon]], 1912-13, an engineer whose most notable contribution to engineering is his work with high voltage transmission.  Mershon also invented a 6-phase rotary converter, the compounded rotary converter, and a compensating voltmeter among other inventions. </p>
  
<p> Michael I. Pupin taught mathematical physics at Columbia University. He also studied wave propagation, and applied his findings to long distance telephony experiments and research. </p>
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<p>[[C. O. Mailloux|C. O. Mailloux]], 1913-14, the editor of Electric World, and supported the standardization of technical terms. </p>
  
<p>[[Cummings C. Chesney|Cummings C. Chesney]], 1926-27 </p>
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<p>[[Paul Lincoln|Paul M. Lincoln]], 1914-15, invented the synchroscope.  He also worked as an electrical engineer, and taught electrical engineering at Cornell University. </p>
  
<p> Cummings C. Chesney was a member of the Stanley Electric Manufacturing Company, which built the first revolving field type of alternator used in the United States. </p>
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<p>[[John J. Carty|John J. Carty]], 1915-16, designed the “bridging bell”, which allowed extended telephone use to rural areas of the United States. Carty also announced AT & T’s intention to complete a transcontinental telephone line.  </p>
  
<p>[[Bancroft Gherardi|Bancroft Gherardi]], 1927-28 </p>
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<p>[[Harold Buck|Harold W. Buck]], 1916-17, supervised the experimental work that led to the development of the oil circuit breaker and other high voltage devices while working at General Electric Company.  He also worked as the chief electrical engineer at the Niagara Falls Power Company, where he worked on the distribution of power across the U.S.-Canada border. </p>
  
<p> One of Bancroft Gherardi’s most notable contributions is improving telephone transmission circuits by demonstrating that telephone transmission followed the same laws of attenuation as lower frequency telegraph.  </p>
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<p>[[Edwin W. Rice, Jr.|Edwin W. Rice, Jr]]., 1917-18, is considered one of the three fathers of General ElectricRice filed over 100 patents for his inventions, which include oil switches of high capacity, arc lamps, and synchronous converters among other creations. </p>
  
<p>[[Randolph Schuchardt|Rudolph F. Schuchardt]], 1928-29 </p>
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<p>[[Comfort Avery Adams|Comfort A. Adams]], 1918-19, worked as an electrical engineering professor at Harvard University.  His interest in welding technology led him to design the first alternating-current transformer, which allowed him to maintain contact with “real world” engineering work.  </p>
  
<p> Rudolph F. Schuchardt was the chief electrical engineer at Chicago Edison Company.  </p>
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<p>[[Calvert Townley|Calvert Townley]], 1919-1920, an electrical engineer who worked on the installation and equipment maintenance of transit systems in the Northeast.  Two of his most notable projects were working with electrical equipment in Boston’s South Terminal and the electrification of railroad lines leaving New York City.  </p>
  
<p>[[Harold Smith|Harold B. Smith]], 1929-30 </p>
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<p>[[Arthur Berresford|Arthur W. Berresford]], 1920-21, worked as an engineer for the Brooklyn City Railroad Company where he overhauled motors and assisted with trolley line construction.  He later worked for the Riker Electric Company, which manufactured rheostats and electric controlling devices. </p>
  
<p> Harold B. Smith was one of the pioneers in developing high-voltage power transmission systems and equipment. </p>
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<p>[[William McClellan|William McClellan]], 1921-22, supervised the layout and installation of a high-voltage substation and the car equipment for the Erie Railroad.  He also worked at University of Pennsylvania as a university professor and dean. </p>
  
<p>[[William Lee|William S. Lee]], 1930-31 </p>
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<p>[[Frank B. Jewett|Frank B. Jewett]], 1922-23, worked as an engineer for AT&T, where his work demonstrated transatlantic radio telephony using a vacuum-tube transmitter. </p>
  
<p> William S. Lee was president of W.S. Lee Engineering Corporation of New York and Charlotte.  He also worked with James B. Duke in developing hydroelectric resources in the southern United States.  </p>
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<p>[[Harris Ryan|Harris J. Ryan]], 1923-24, a university professor at Cornell University and later Stanford University, where he researched high voltage phenomena.  </p>
  
<p>[[Charles Skinner|Charles E. Skinner]], 1931-32 </p>
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<p>[[Farley Osgood|Farley Osgood]], 1924-25, a traveling engineer who made inspections and installations for the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company.  He also served as vice president and general manager of Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G).  </p>
  
<p> Charles E. Skinner was in charge of the insulation design and magnetic testing departments at Westinghouse Company, and he later organized a research division for the company’s engineering departmentSkinner was also active in the field of international standardization. </p>
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<p>[[Michael Pupin|Michael I. Pupin]], 1925-26, taught mathematical physics at Columbia UniversityHe also studied wave propagation, and applied his findings to long distance telephony experiments and research. </p>
  
<p>[[Harry Charlesworth|Harry P. Charlesworth]], 1932-33 </p>
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<p>[[Cummings C. Chesney|Cummings C. Chesney]], 1926-27, a member of the Stanley Electric Manufacturing Company, which built the first revolving field type of alternator used in the United States. </p>
  
<p> Harry P. Charlesworth was vice president of Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc., where he directed the development and research of telephone communication. </p>
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<p>[[Bancroft Gherardi|Bancroft Gherardi]], 1927-28, improved telephone transmission circuits by demonstrating that telephone transmission followed the same laws of attenuation as lower frequency telegraph. </p>
  
<p>[[John Whitehead|John B. Whitehead]], 1933-34 </p>
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<p>[[Randolph Schuchardt|Rudolph F. Schuchardt]], 1928-29, the chief electrical engineer at Chicago Edison Company.  </p>
  
<p> John Whitehead was a university professor Johns Hopkins University. He also was commissioned as a major in the Corps of Engineers in the U.S. Army during World War I, and he served as an adviser to the Navy during World War II. </p>
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<p>[[Harold Smith|Harold B. Smith]], 1929-30, one of the pioneers in developing high-voltage power transmission systems and equipment. </p>
  
<p>[[J. Allen Johnson|J. Allen Johnson]], 1934-35 </p>
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<p>[[William Lee|William S. Lee]], 1930-31, president of W.S. Lee Engineering Corporation of New York and Charlotte.  He also worked with James B. Duke in developing hydroelectric resources in the southern United States.  </p>
  
<p> J. Allen Johnson served as the chief electrical engineer of the Buffalo Niagara Eastern Power Corporation.  </p>
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<p>[[Charles Skinner|Charles E. Skinner]], 1931-32, in charge of the insulation design and magnetic testing departments at Westinghouse Company, and he later organized a research division for the company’s engineering departmentSkinner was also active in the field of international standardization. </p>
  
<p>[[Edward Meyer|Edward B. Meyer]], 1935-36 </p>
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<p>[[Harry Charlesworth|Harry P. Charlesworth]], 1932-33, vice president of Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc., where he directed the development and research of telephone communication. </p>
  
<p> Edward B. Meyer was the chief electrical engineer of the Public Service Corporation of New Jersey. </p>
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<p>[[John Whitehead|John B. Whitehead]], 1933-34, a professor Johns Hopkins University.  He also was commissioned as a major in the Corps of Engineers in the U.S. Army during World War I, and he served as an adviser to the Navy during World War II. </p>
  
<p>[[Alexander MacCutcheon|Alexander M. MacCutcheon]], 1936-37 </p>
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<p>[[J. Allen Johnson|J. Allen Johnson]], 1934-35, served as the chief electrical engineer of the Buffalo Niagara Eastern Power Corporation.  </p>
  
<p> Alexander M. MacCutcheon was the chief engineer for the Reliance Electric and Engineering Company.  </p>
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<p>[[Edward Meyer|Edward B. Meyer]], 1935-36, was the chief electrical engineer of the Public Service Corporation of New Jersey.  </p>
  
<p>[[William Harrison|William H. Harrison]], 1937-38 </p>
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<p>[[Alexander MacCutcheon|Alexander M. MacCutcheon]], 1936-37, the chief engineer for the Reliance Electric and Engineering Company.  </p>
  
<p> William H. Harrison was a member of the engineering staff at the American Telephone and Telegraph Company.  He was later the plant engineer at the Bell Telephone System central office.  </p>
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<p>[[William Harrison|William H. Harrison]], 1937-38, member of the engineering staff at the American Telephone and Telegraph Company.  He was later the plant engineer at the Bell Telephone System central office.  </p>
  
 
<p>[[John Castlereagh Parker|John Castlereagh Parker]], 1938-39 </p>
 
<p>[[John Castlereagh Parker|John Castlereagh Parker]], 1938-39 </p>

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AIEE Presidents, 1884-1961

AIEE presidents, including Steinmetz at center
AIEE presidents, including Steinmetz at center

A group of past presidents at the AIEE Chicago Convention, June 29, 1911. Photo appears on page 1773 of the 50th Anniversary special issue of "Electrical Engineering." Back row (l-r) Gano Dunn, Dugald C. Jackson, Louis A. Ferguson, Schulyer S. Wheeler, John W. Lied, and Bion J. Arnold.  Front row (l-r) Francis C. Crocker, T. Commeford Martin, Frank J. Sprague and Charles P. Steinmetz.
A group of past presidents at the AIEE Chicago Convention, June 29, 1911. Photo appears on page 1773 of the 50th Anniversary special issue of "Electrical Engineering." Back row (l-r) Gano Dunn, Dugald C. Jackson, Louis A. Ferguson, Schulyer S. Wheeler, John W. Lied, and Bion J. Arnold. Front row (l-r) Francis C. Crocker, T. Commeford Martin, Frank J. Sprague and Charles P. Steinmetz.

Norvin Green, 1884-86, became the president of Western Union in 1878. He later was one of the founders of the AIEE in the early 1880s.

Franklin L. Pope, 1886-87, one of America’s first practicing electrical engineers. In addition to his inventions and patents, which greatly contributed to the field of electrical engineering, he authored several books in the genres of literature, history, and genealogy.

T. Commerford Martin, 1887-88, editor of electrical magazines and an author of various works. He also worked for the U.S. Census Office from 1900-1915, where he wrote reports about electrical industries and utilities.

Edward Weston, 1888-89, improved electrical instruments so that they would be more portable and that their measurements would become more accurate. In 1908, his standard cell became the universal standard of electromotive force.

Elihu Thomson, 1889-90, his invention of the 3 coil dynamo was the foundation to a successful electric lighting system that he and colleague E. J. Houston produced in 1879 through their company Thomson-Houston Electric Company. This company merged with Edison General Electric Company in 1892 to form General Electric Company.

William A. Anthony, 1890-91, professor of physics and mechanics at many U.S. universities. In addition to teaching, he also contributed articles to many electrical engineering magazines, and was an electric engineer consultant in New York City.

Alexander Graham Bell, 1891-92, most known for his invention of the telephone in 1876.

Frank Julian Sprague, 1892-93, founded the Sprague Electric Railway and Motor Company, which later developed an electric railway system in Richmond, Virginia using electric traction.

Edwin J. Houston, 1893-95, collaborated with Elihu Thomson to create a successful electric lighting system. In addition to his inventions, Houston was also a university professor, author, and engineering consultant.

Louis Duncan, 1895-97, served as an electrical engineering professor at Johns Hopkins University for 14 years. After retiring from his career in academia, Duncan was an engineering consultant for many traction, utility, and railway companies.

Francis B. Crocker, 1897-98, pioneered the design for commercially successful motors. Crocker also supported the national and international standardization of electrical equipment.

Arthur E. Kennelly, 1898-1900, co-founded the Heaviside-Kennelly layer in the ionosphere with Oliver Heaviside in 1901, which contributed to the study of radio waves.

Carl Hering, 1900-01, an electrical engineer who researched storage batteries, designed and improved the electric furnace, and made discoveries regarding electromagnetic force. Hering also published works about mechanical and electrical engineering.

Charles P. Steinmetz, 1901-02, worked on inventions for electric motors, generators, and street cars. In addition to his research, he was an electrophysics professor at Union University.

Charles F. Scott, 1902-03, created a new method for phase transformation called the “Scott Connection.” In 1911, Scott became an electrical engineering professor at Yale University, and he served as the head of the Electrical Engineering Program at the university.

Bion J. Arnold, 1903-04, pioneered street railways in numerous cities across the United States, and he helped to bring electricity to New York’s Grand Central Station. In addition to his work on railways, Arnold also invented a magnetic clutch and improved storage batteries.

John W. Lieb, 1904-05, experimented with the Brush arc light system in the fall of 1877, which led him to work at the Brush Electric Company and later the Edison Electric Company. Leib also worked in Italy, where he directed the completion of Milan’s first electric trolley line in 1893.

Schuyler Skaats Wheeler, 1905-06, worked with Francis B. Crocker on small electric motors. Wheeler invented the electric fire engine, the electric elevator, and the electric fan among other inventions.

Samuel Sheldon, 1906-07, a physics and electrical engineering professor at Polytechnic Institute in Brooklyn, New York. While at the university, he expanded their laboratories to include physical, mechanical, and electrical engineering research.

Henry G. Stott, 1907-08, the assistant engineer of Buffalo, New York’s underground cable and conduit system. In 1901, he became the supervisor for the Interborough Rapid Transit System in New York City.

Louis A. Ferguson, 1908-09, recommended the 3 phase a-c system for substations, and has made important contributions to the development of low voltage distribution.

Lewis B. Stillwell, 1909-10, the director of the Niagara Falls Power Company in 1897, and he became the director of the Rapid Transit Subway Company of New York City in 1900. In addition to his work as an engineer and a consultant, Stillwell was also an advocate for energy conservation.

Dugald C. Jackson, 1910-11, supervised the design and construction of several railway and power plants when he worked as an engineer at Sprague Electric Railway and Motor Company and later as an engineer for Edison General Electric Company.

Gano Dunn, 1911-12, became president of the J. G. White Engineering Corporation in 1913. Included among the company’s projects were the United States Naval Oil Base at Pearl Harbor, 13 transoceanic radio stations, and the first long-distance natural gas pipeline in California.

Ralph D. Mershon, 1912-13, an engineer whose most notable contribution to engineering is his work with high voltage transmission. Mershon also invented a 6-phase rotary converter, the compounded rotary converter, and a compensating voltmeter among other inventions.

C. O. Mailloux, 1913-14, the editor of Electric World, and supported the standardization of technical terms.

Paul M. Lincoln, 1914-15, invented the synchroscope. He also worked as an electrical engineer, and taught electrical engineering at Cornell University.

John J. Carty, 1915-16, designed the “bridging bell”, which allowed extended telephone use to rural areas of the United States. Carty also announced AT & T’s intention to complete a transcontinental telephone line.

Harold W. Buck, 1916-17, supervised the experimental work that led to the development of the oil circuit breaker and other high voltage devices while working at General Electric Company. He also worked as the chief electrical engineer at the Niagara Falls Power Company, where he worked on the distribution of power across the U.S.-Canada border.

Edwin W. Rice, Jr., 1917-18, is considered one of the three fathers of General Electric. Rice filed over 100 patents for his inventions, which include oil switches of high capacity, arc lamps, and synchronous converters among other creations.

Comfort A. Adams, 1918-19, worked as an electrical engineering professor at Harvard University. His interest in welding technology led him to design the first alternating-current transformer, which allowed him to maintain contact with “real world” engineering work.

Calvert Townley, 1919-1920, an electrical engineer who worked on the installation and equipment maintenance of transit systems in the Northeast. Two of his most notable projects were working with electrical equipment in Boston’s South Terminal and the electrification of railroad lines leaving New York City.

Arthur W. Berresford, 1920-21, worked as an engineer for the Brooklyn City Railroad Company where he overhauled motors and assisted with trolley line construction. He later worked for the Riker Electric Company, which manufactured rheostats and electric controlling devices.

William McClellan, 1921-22, supervised the layout and installation of a high-voltage substation and the car equipment for the Erie Railroad. He also worked at University of Pennsylvania as a university professor and dean.

Frank B. Jewett, 1922-23, worked as an engineer for AT&T, where his work demonstrated transatlantic radio telephony using a vacuum-tube transmitter.

Harris J. Ryan, 1923-24, a university professor at Cornell University and later Stanford University, where he researched high voltage phenomena.

Farley Osgood, 1924-25, a traveling engineer who made inspections and installations for the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company. He also served as vice president and general manager of Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G).

Michael I. Pupin, 1925-26, taught mathematical physics at Columbia University. He also studied wave propagation, and applied his findings to long distance telephony experiments and research.

Cummings C. Chesney, 1926-27, a member of the Stanley Electric Manufacturing Company, which built the first revolving field type of alternator used in the United States.

Bancroft Gherardi, 1927-28, improved telephone transmission circuits by demonstrating that telephone transmission followed the same laws of attenuation as lower frequency telegraph.

Rudolph F. Schuchardt, 1928-29, the chief electrical engineer at Chicago Edison Company.

Harold B. Smith, 1929-30, one of the pioneers in developing high-voltage power transmission systems and equipment.

William S. Lee, 1930-31, president of W.S. Lee Engineering Corporation of New York and Charlotte. He also worked with James B. Duke in developing hydroelectric resources in the southern United States.

Charles E. Skinner, 1931-32, in charge of the insulation design and magnetic testing departments at Westinghouse Company, and he later organized a research division for the company’s engineering department. Skinner was also active in the field of international standardization.

Harry P. Charlesworth, 1932-33, vice president of Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc., where he directed the development and research of telephone communication.

John B. Whitehead, 1933-34, a professor Johns Hopkins University. He also was commissioned as a major in the Corps of Engineers in the U.S. Army during World War I, and he served as an adviser to the Navy during World War II.

J. Allen Johnson, 1934-35, served as the chief electrical engineer of the Buffalo Niagara Eastern Power Corporation.

Edward B. Meyer, 1935-36, was the chief electrical engineer of the Public Service Corporation of New Jersey.

Alexander M. MacCutcheon, 1936-37, the chief engineer for the Reliance Electric and Engineering Company.

William H. Harrison, 1937-38, member of the engineering staff at the American Telephone and Telegraph Company. He was later the plant engineer at the Bell Telephone System central office.

John Castlereagh Parker, 1938-39

F. Malcolm Farmer, 1939-40

Royal W. Sorensen, 1940-41

David C. Prince, 1941-42

Harold S. Osborne, 1942-43

Nevin E. Funk, 1943-44

Charles A. Powel, 1944-45

William E. Wickenden, 1945-46

J. Elmer Housley, 1946-47

Blake D. Hull, 1947-48

Everett S. Lee, 1948-49

James F. Fairman, 1949-50

Titus G. LeClair, 1950-51

Fred O. McMillan, 1951-52

Donald A. Quarles, 1952-53

Elgin B. Robertson, 1953-54

Alexander C. Monteith, 1954-55

Morris D. Hooven, 1955-56

Mervin S. Coover, 1956-57

Walter J. Barrett, 1957-58

L. F. Hickernell, 1958-59

James H. Foote, 1959-60

Clarence H. Linder, 1960-61

Warren J. Chase, 1961-62

B. Richard Teare, Jr., 1962-63



See also Presidents of the IRE and Presidents of the IEEE.