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Norval White Conner

Norval White Conner, American college administrator. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers (secretary-treasurer Raleigh section.


  • Conner, Norval White was born on September 18, 1905 in Blacksburg, Virginia, United States. Son of William George and Virginia (Thomas) Conner.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Virginia Poly Institute, 1925, Mechanical Engineering, 1926. Master of Science, Iowa State College, 1930.


    • Engineer, Atlantic Ice Company, Coatesville, Pennsylvania, 1926-1927, Lukens Steel Company, Coatesville, 1927-1928. Research engineer Iowa State College. Instructor mechanic engineering Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, 1928-1929, assistant professor applied mechanics, head aeronautics, 1930-1937.

      Assistant professor engineer mechanics North Carolina State College, Raleigh, 1937-1938, associate professor, 1938-1944, professor fluid mechanics, 1944-1947, professor mechanic engineering, head design div. 1947-1951, director engineering research, 1951-1967, assistant dean for research, from 1967.


    • Contributor to Engineer Experiments Station Bulletin.


    Denomination: Presbyn


    Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers (secretary-treasurer Raleigh section. Clubs: Engineers (Raleigh), Executives.


    • Married Margaret Prentis Miller.
    • father: William George Conner
    • mother: Virginia (Thomas) Conner
    • spouse: Margaret Prentis Miller.
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    Born September 18, 1905