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Ernest Rivers Welch

Ernest Rivers Welch, American educator.


  • Welch, Ernest Rivers was born on October 9, 1904 in Tuskegee, Alabama, United States. Son of William M. and Mamie (Rivers) Welch.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering cum laude, Howard U., 1926. Master of Science, University of Michigan, 1931. Graduate study U. Chicago, summer 1928, Catholic U., summer 1951, 52.

      Graduate Infantry School, 1941, Command and General staff schedul, 1943.


    • Instructor, Howard U., Washington, 1926-1935, head department electrical engineering, 1935-1966, associate dean School Engineering and Architecture, 1966-1973, instructor, 1935-1938, assistant, professor, 1938-1940, associate professor, 1940-1945, professor 1945-1973, professor, associate dean emeritus, 1973-1978.


    Served from major to colonel United States Army, 1941-1946, battalion commander 366th Infantry Regiment, 1941-1944, staff. Member I.E.E.E. (senior), American Society Engineering Education American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Technology Association, Reserve Officers Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Kappa Mu, Kappa Alpha Psi, Scabbard and Blade, Tau Beta Pi.


    • Married Margaret Ann Petway, December 14, 1940.
    • father: William M. Welch
    • mother: Mamie (Rivers) Welch
    • spouse: Margaret Ann Petway
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    Born October 9, 1904
    Died March 18, 1978
    (aged 73)