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William Leroy Emmet

William Leroy Emmet, American electrical engineer. Awarded Edison medal, 1919, Elliott Cresson medal, 1920; gold medal from American Society Mechanical Engineering; David W. Tayloe medal from American Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 1938. Member Naval Consulting Board, 1915, and Chairman of Commission on submarines.

Background

  • Emmet, William Leroy was born on July 10, 1859 in New Rochelle, New York, United States. Son of William J. and Julia Colt (Pierson) Emmet.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1881.

    Works

    • Author: Alternating Current Wiring and Distribution, 1894. The Autobiography of an Engineer, 1931.

    Membership

    Member Naval Consulting Board, 1915, and Chairman of Commission on submarines.

    Connections

    • father: William J. Emmet
    • mother: Julia Colt (Pierson) Emmet
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    Died September 26, 1941
    (aged 82)
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