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Perry Walter Pratt

Perry Walter Pratt, American aircraft manufacturer. Recipient George Westinghouse gold medal award American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1956. Fellow American Institute Aeronautics an Astronautics; member of New York Academy Sciences, Society Automotive Engineers, American Society Master of Engineering., Tau Beta Pi.

Background

  • Pratt, Perry Walter was born on January 10, 1914 in Lompoc, California, United States. Son of Edwin Hart and Ruth Laura (Lilly) Pratt.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Mech. Engineering, Oregon State College, 1936. Graduate student Yale, 1936-1937, New York University, 1938-1939.

    Career

    • Associated with United Aircraft Corporation, East Hartford, Connecticut, 1939-1971, beginning with Pratt & Whitney div. as test engineer, successively assistant Project engineer, project engineer, assistant chief engineer, chief engineer, assistant engineering manager, engineering manager, 1939-1958, vice president, chief science corporation, 1958-1971. Chairman National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics subcommittee on engine performance and operation, 1954-1957. Panel on aero. Department Defense, 1956-1958.

      Ad hoc committee research and development Air Force Science Advisory Board, 1957-1958, member board, 1963-1964. Defense science board Department Defense, from 1965. Advisory council department aerospace and mechanic science Princeton, from 1961.

    Membership

    Fellow American Institute Aeronautics an Astronautics. Member of New York Academy Sciences, Society Automotive Engineers, American Society Master of Engineering., Tau Beta Pi.

    Connections

    • Married Edith Margaret Abraham, August 9, 1936. Children: Susan Fay, Spencer George.
    • father: Edwin Hart Pratt
    • mother: Ruth Laura (Lilly) Pratt
    • spouse: Edith Margaret Abraham
    • children: Susan Fay Pratt
    • Spencer George Pratt
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    Born January 10, 1914
    Died February 6, 1981
    (aged 67)
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