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Walter Ball Giles

Walter Ball Giles, American mechanical engineer, researcher. Recipient Industrial Research and Development award, 1980. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946, European Theatre of Operations, United States Air Force, 1950-1951.; Member Schenectady General Electric Engineering and Scientists Association, Elfun Society, Sigma Xi.

Background

  • Giles, Walter Ball was born on June 1, 1924 in Middletown, New York, United States. Son of William Edward and Virginia (Ball) Giles.

  • Education

    • Biomedical Engineering, Stevens Institute, 1949. S.M. Entertainment in Mech.Engring., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1950. Fluid mechanical engineer General Electric Company, Schenectady, 1951-1957, Lynn, Massachusetts, 1957-1960, staff engineer, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 1960-1964, project engineer, Schenectady, 1964-1971, mechanical engineer corporation research and development, Schenectady, since 1971.

      Patentee in field.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946, European Theatre of Operations, United States Air Force, 1950-1951. Member Schenectady General Electric Engineering and Scientists Association, Elfun Society, Sigma Xi.

    Connections

    • Married Marian George, April 13, 1952. Children– Edward William, Kathryn Diane.
    • father: William Edward Giles
    • mother: Virginia (Ball) Giles
    • spouse: Marian George
    • children: Edward William Giles
    • Kathryn Diane Giles
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