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Palmer James Reiten

Palmer James Reiten, American engineer.


  • Reiten, Palmer James was born on May 1, 1917 in Petersburg, North Dakota, United States. Son of Peter I. and Johanna (Knudson) Reiten.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Mech. Engineering, University North Dakota, 1943. Master of Science, Texas A. and M. U., 1948.


    • 1 son, Keith Alan. Instructor, Texas A. and M. U., 1945-1948. Member of faculty U. North Dakota, 1948-1979, professor mechanic engineering, 1961-1979, department chairman 1961-1967. Cons. in field, 1952-1979.

      Technical director professional development service North Dakota Civil Defense, until 1969.


    Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1944. Registered profile engineer, North Dakota. Member National, North Dakota (president chapter 1 1957-1958, state president 1967-1968, nat. director 1975-1979, Executive Board Professional Engineers in Education section 1971-1974) societies professional engrs., American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society Engineering Education (president N. Mid-West section 1964-1965), North Dakota Academy Science, American Society Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers, Sigma Tau.

    Clubs: Elks, Toastmasters (president Grand Forks 1961-1962).


    • Married Beulah Jenson, June 6, 1946.
    • father: Peter I. Reiten
    • mother: Johanna (Knudson) Reiten
    • spouse: Beulah Jenson
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    Died April 5, 1979
    (aged 62)