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Ernest W. Anderson

Ernest W. Anderson, American aero. engineer, educator. Recipient Faculty citation Iowa State University, 1964.

Background

  • Anderson, Ernest W. was born on August 23, 1905 in Fargo, North Dakota, United States. Son of George Ernest and Isabelle (Lawrence) Anderson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, North Dakota Agricultural College, 1926. Master of Science, Iowa State College, 1928, Doctor of Philosophy., 1933. Postgraduate California Institute Technology, 1934.

    Career

    • Member teaching and research staff Iowa State University, Ames, from 1926, professor mathematics, 1947-1975, professor aero. engineering, 1951-1975, head department, 1955-1971, Anston Marston distinguished professor engineering 1959-1975, professor emeritus, 1975-1978. Associate Ames Laboratory of Atomic Energy Commission. Owner, operator Certification Hybrid Seed Company, 1935-1947.

      Operations analyst United States Air Force, 1951-1971. Chairman Central Iowa Airport Authority Board. Executive Committee, board directors Iowa State University Memorial Union.

    Membership

    Member teaching and research staff Iowa State University, Ames, from 1926, professor mathematics, 1947-1975, professor aero. engineering, 1951-1975, head department, 1955-1971, Anston Marston distinguished professor engineering 1959-1975, professor emeritus, 1975-1978. Member Institute Aeronautics an Astronautics, American Mathematics Association, American Society Engineering Education, Society Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Aerospace Education Council Iowa, Osborn Research.

    Connections

    • Married Florence Evelyn McCarthy, June 12, 1928. Children: James Robert, John Ernest, Mary Ellen Jill.
    • father: George Ernest Anderson
    • mother: Isabelle (Lawrence) Anderson
    • spouse: Florence Evelyn McCarthy
    • children: James Robert Anderson
    • John Ernest Anderson
    • Mary Ellen Jill Anderson
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    Born August 23, 1905
    Died September 10, 1978
    (aged 73)
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