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Harris Joseph Ryan

Harris Joseph Ryan, American electrical engineer. Member Jury of Awards, department electricity, Chicago Exposition, 1893; member jury, Panama-P.I. Exposition, 1915.; Fellow American Institute of Elctrical Engineering (vice president, 1896-1898.

Background

  • Ryan, Harris Joseph was born on January 8, 1866 in Powell’s Valley, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Charles W. and Louisa (Collier) Ryan.

  • Education

    • Baltimore City College, 1880-1881. Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania, 1881-1883. Mechanical Engineering, Sibley College (Cornell Univercity), 1887.

    Career

    • Instructor physics, 1888-1889, professor electrical engineering, 1889-1905, Cornell. Professor electrical engineering, Leland Stanford Junior U. (now Stanford University), 1905-1931, professor emeritus, since 1931, also honorary director Harris J. Ryan High Voltage Laboratory, Stanford University Cons. engineer Los Angeles Aqueduct Power Bureau, 1909-1924.

    Works

    • Author: (with H.H. Norris and G. L. Hoxie) Text-Book of Electrical Machinery, Vol. I, 1903. Contributor to transactions American Institute Elec. Engineers
    • numerous monographs on electrical subjects.

      Director Anti-submarine Supersonics Laboratory, of National Research Council, Pasadena, California, 1918-1919.

    Membership

    Member Jury of Awards, department electricity, Chicago Exposition, 1893. Member jury, Panama-P.I. Exposition, 1915. Fellow American Institute of Elctrical Engineering (vice president, 1896-1898.

    Connections

    • Married Katharine E. Fortenbaugh, September 12, 1888.
    • father: Charles W. Ryan
    • mother: Louisa (Collier) Ryan
    • spouse: Katharine E. Fortenbaugh
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    Born January 8, 1866
    Died July 3, 1924
    (aged 58)
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