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Arthur Edwin Kennelly

Arthur Edwin Kennelly, Indian electrical engineer. Member National Research Council. President American Institute of Elctrical Engineering, 1898-1900, Society Promotion Metric System of Weights and Measures, 1904. Illuminating Engineering Society, 1911, Institute of Radio Engineers, 1916.

Background

  • Kennelly, Arthur Edwin was born on December 17, 1861 in Bombay, East India. Son of Captain David Joseph and Cathrine (Heycock) Kennelly.

  • Education

    • Educated private schools, France and England, University College School, London. Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Pittsburgh, 1895. Honorary Master of Arts, Harvard, 1906.

      Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Toulouse, France, 1922. Honorary Doctor of Engineering, University of Darmstadt, 1936.

    Career

    • 1 son. Reginald Grice. Telegraph operator in England, 1876. Assistant electrician in Malta, 1878.

      Chief electrician of a cable repairing steamer, 1881. Senior ship’s electrician Eastern Tel. Cable Company, 1886; principal electrical assistant to Thomas A. Edison, 1887-1894.

      Associate with Edwin J. Houston in firm Houston & Kennelly, consulting electrical engrs., Philadelphia, 1894-1901. Professor electrical engineering, Harvard, 1902-1930, now professor emeritus same and Massachusetts Institute Technology professor electrical engineering, 1913-1924, director electrical engineering research, and chairman faculty, 1917-1918, Massachusetts Institute Technology Exchange professor to French universities in applied science, 1921-1922. Research associate Carnegie Institution, 1924-1930.

      Engineer in charge laying Vera Cruz-Frontera-Campeche cables for Mexican Government, 1902.

    Works

    • Author: The Application of Hyperbolic Functions to Electrical Engineering Problems, 1911. Artificial Electric Lines, 1917. Electrical Vibration Instruments, 1923.

      Vestiges of Premetric Weights and Measures Persisting in Metric-System Europe, 1926-1927. Electric Lines and Nets, 1928.

    Membership

    Member National Research Council. President American Institute of Elctrical Engineering, 1898-1900, Society Promotion Metric System of Weights and Measures, 1904. Illuminating Engineering Society, 1911, Institute of Radio Engineers, 1916.

    Connections

    • Married Julia Grice, July 22, 1903.
    • father: Captain David Joseph Kennelly
    • mother: Cathrine (Heycock) Kennelly
    • spouse: Julia Grice
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    Born December 17, 1861
    Died June 18, 1939
    (aged 77)
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