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William Elgin Wickenden

William Elgin Wickenden, American engineer, educator. awarded Lamme medal 1935), Sigma Chi, Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, Theta Tau. Member Engineers Council for Professional Development, 1933-1938. Trustee Lake Erie College; Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (vice president 1936), American Institute of Elctrical Engineering (vice president 1943).

Background

  • Wickenden, William Elgin was born on December 24, 1882 in Toledo, Ohio, United States. Son of Thomas Rogers and Ida (Consaul) Wickenden.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Denison U., 1904. University of Wisconsin, 1905-1907. Honorary Doctor Engineer, Lafayette College, 1926, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1927, Case School Applied Science, 1929, Rose Polytechnic Institute, 1936, Tulane University, 1939.

      Honorary Doctor of Science, Dension University, 1928, Bucknell U., 1930. Doctor of Laws, Oberlin College, 1930, University of Toledo, 1940. Doctor of Humane Letters, Otterbein U., 1933.

    Career

    • Instructor, University of Wisconsin, 1905-1909. Assistant professor electrical engineering, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1909-1914, associate professor, 1914-1918. Personnel manager Western Electric Company, 1918-1921.

      Assistant vice president American Telephone & Telegraph Company, 1921-1923. Director investigation, Society for Promotion Engineering Education, 1923-1929. President Case School of Applied Science since 1929.

      Regional supervisor personnel methods, S.A.T.C., 1918, World War. Chairman Regional Labor Board for Northern Ohio, 1933, Ohio Highway Survey Commission, 1935-1938. Chairman General Products Group, Office Production Management, 1941.

    Works

    • Author: Illumination and Photometry, 1909. Comparative Study of Engineering Education in the United States and in Europe, 1929.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member Engineers Council for Professional Development, 1933-1938. Trustee Lake Erie College. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (vice president 1936), American Institute of Elctrical Engineering (vice president 1943).

    Connections

    • Married Marion Susan Lamb, September 2, 1908. Children: Elizabeth, William Clarence.
    • father: Thomas Rogers Wickenden
    • mother: Ida (Consaul) Wickenden
    • spouse: Marion Susan Lamb
    • children: Elizabeth Wickenden
    • William Clarence Wickenden
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    Born December 24, 1882
    Died September 1, 1947
    (aged 64)
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