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Mayo Dyer Hersey

Mayo Dyer Hersey, American mechanic engineer.


  • Hersey, Mayo Dyer was born on August 30, 1886 in Pawtuxet, Rhode Island, United States. Son of George Milbank and Alice Stafford (Budlong) Hersey.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Colorado College, 1907. A.M., Olivet (Michigan) College, 1910. Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1910.

      Fellow in physics, Harvard, 1915-1916.


    • Assistant in physics, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1909-1910, associate professor, 1920-1922, research associate in mechanic engineering, 1942-1956. Physicist National Bureau Standards, 1910-1920, 26-31, United States Bureau Mines, 1922-1926. Research associate engineering Brown U., 1934-1940, also visiting professor of engineering, since 1957.

      Lecturer Harvard, 1936-1940, 42-43. Engineer Kingsbury Machine Works, Inc., Philadelphia, 1936-1939. Research director Morgan Construction Company, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1939-1941.

      Special mission to England, France and Italy, to coƶperate in aeronautic instrument problems, 1918. Cons. National Research Council, 1941. War research div. Columbia University, 1943-1945.

      Navy Department, 1946-1948. Technical consultant United States Navy Engineering Experiment Station, Annapolis, 1948-1957, acting head developments branch, internal combustion engine laboratory, 1954-1955.


    • Author, co-author technical publications, latest: Viscosity of Lubricants Under Pressure (with R. F. Hopkins), 1954. Fundamentals of Hydrodynamic Lubrication, 1954. Experiments on Imperfect Lubrication (with C. W. Staples).


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Fellow American Physical Society, A.S.M.E. (chairman research committee 1942-1943). Member American Society Lubrication Engineers (honorary life), American Society Naval Engineers, Philosophical Society Washington, Franklin Institute (Levy medalist 1936), Society Rheology (vice president 1935-1937), Washington Academy Sciences, Military Order of Loyal Legion, S.A.R., American Society for Engineering Education Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi. Clubs: Cosmos, Harvard, Faculty.


    • Married Frances Lester Warner, June 24, 1922.
    • father: George Milbank Hersey
    • mother: Alice Stafford (Budlong) Hersey
    • spouse: Frances Lester Warner
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    Born August 30, 1886