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Daniel Clemens Sayre

Daniel Clemens Sayre, American aeronautical engineer. Fellow Institute Aeronautical Sciences; member American Rocket Society.


  • Sayre, Daniel Clemens was born on February 1, 1903 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Son of Joel Grover and Nora (Clemens) Sayre.

  • Education

    • Graduate Columbus Academy, 1919. Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology.


    • Organizer, director Boston Airport Corporation, 1925-1928. Instructor, later assistant professor aeronautical engineering Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1928-1932. Assistant, later associate editor Aviation Magazine, 1933-1939.

      Aviation editor Newsweek magazine, 1934-1939. Director statistics and information, later chief safety regulations United States Civil Aeronautics Authority, 1939-1941. Organizer, department chairman aeronautical engineering Princeton, 1941-1951, appointed director James Forrestal Research Center, 1951.

      Associate clean engineering, since 1955.


    • Author articles professional and popular mags.


    Fellow Institute Aeronautical Sciences. Member American Rocket Society.


    • Married Ann Hamilton, September 10, 1925.
    • father: Joel Grover Sayre
    • mother: Nora (Clemens) Sayre
    • spouse: Ann Hamilton
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    Born February 1, 1903
    Died October 19, 1957
    (aged 54)