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Paul Henry Schweitzer

Paul Henry Schweitzer, Hungarian mechanic engineer. Served as First lieutenant Field Artillery and Air Corps, Austro-Hungarian Army, 1914-1918; Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Society Automotive Engineers; member Sigma Xi.; member Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Background

  • Schweitzer, Paul Henry was born on May 20, 1893 in Miskolc, Hungary. Son of Henry and Hermin (Robitsek) Schweitzer.

  • Education

    • Mechanical Engineering, Royal Hungarian Technology U., Budapest, 1917. Doctor England, Saeschische Technische Hochschule, Dresden. Dr.H.C., Budapest Technology U., 1967.

    Career

    • Came to the United States, 1920, naturalized, 1925. Assistant master mechanic, diesel engine designer De La Vergne Machine Company. New York City, 1920-1922.

      Tool designer Oakland Motor Car Company, Pontiac, Michigan, 1922-1923. Assistant professor Pennsylvania State University, 1923-1927, associate professor, 1927-1936, professor engineering research, 1936-1957, professor emeritus, 1958-1980. Partner Schweitzer & Hussmann Engineering Office, 1952-1980.

      Manufacturers consultant, 1952-1980. Consultant Army Tank Automotive Center. Fulbright scholar, 1953-1954.

    Works

    • Author: Scavenging of Two-Stroke Cycle Diesel Engines, 1949 (in Spanish 1959). Also numerous technical bulletins, papers, articles in technical and science journals American, England, Germany, Japan, France, Spain, Hungary, Poland. Holder 20 United States, also foreign patents.

    Membership

    Served as First lieutenant Field Artillery and Air Corps, Austro-Hungarian Army, 1914-1918. Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Society Automotive Engineers. Member Sigma Xi.; member Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers.

    Connections

    • Married Susan Morse, April.
    • father: Henry Schweitzer
    • mother: Hermin (Robitsek) Schweitzer
    • spouse: Susan Morse
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    Born March 20, 1893
    Died April 12, 1980
    (aged 87)
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