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John Myron Bryant

John Myron Bryant, American electrical engineer. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute of Elctrical Engineering; member American Society for Engineering Education, Illuminating Engineering Society, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, Kappa Eta Kappa, Acacia.; Mason (32 degree).

Background

  • Bryant, John Myron was born on July 10, 1877 in East Templeton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of John Artemus and Clara Swan (Hale) Bryant.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineer, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1901, Electrical Engineer, 1909. Master of Science, University of Illinois, 1911.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Kathryn Hale (Mistress F. B. Menger). Engineering department General Electric Company, 1901-1903. Instructor, assistant professor and associate professor electrical engineering, University of Illinois, 1903-1914.

      Also practiced as construction engineering. Professor electrical engineering, University of Texas, 1914-1928. Also president Academic Board United States Army School of Military Aeronautics, same university, and chairman Board of Control of War Schools, University of Texas.

      Had charge of education of over 14,000 men for Army, World War. Professor electrical engineering, University of Minnesota and head of department, 1928-1946, professor emeritus, electrical engineering since 1946. President board Lightning and Transients Research Institute, Minneapolis since 1946.

    Works

    • Author: Alternating Current Circuits (with J. A. Correll), 1925. Alternating Current Machinery (with Professor E. W. Johnson), 1936. Elements of Utility Rate Determination (with R. R. Hermann), 1940.

      Numerous professional papers.

    Politics

    The state cannot control the church, nor should the church attempt to dominate the state. However, religious expression should be present in public life.

    Religion

    It is the person’s choice to be saved and one can fall from grace by not following God therefore losing salvation.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    As human beings people find themselves as part of an unjust, sinful and violent world, which we may feel individually helpless to change. If we accept forgiveness, God can enable us to resist evil and to live life to the full.

    Membership

    Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute of Elctrical Engineering. Member American Society for Engineering Education, Illuminating Engineering Society, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, Kappa Eta Kappa, Acacia. Mason (32 degree).; Clubs: Campus, Engineers (Minneapolis).

    Connections

    • Married Lucinda Jane Rice, August 18, 1904.
    • father: John Artemus Bryant
    • mother: Clara Swan (Hale) Bryant
    • spouse: Lucinda Jane Rice
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