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Otis Northrop Minot

Otis Northrop Minot, American writer, reseacher.


  • Minot, Otis Northrop was born on November 2, 1916 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Henry Davis and Harriet (Northrop) Minot.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in Physics, Harvard University, 1939. Doctor of Education, Harvard University, 1954.


    • Assistant dean College Harvard University, Cambridge, 1946-1948, assistant dean Business School, 1950-1952. Researcher National Security Council, Washington, 1949-1950, Minot Informatic Devices, Lexington, Massachusetts, 1953-1956, Lexington Research, 1960-1967, 71-81. Electronic scientist United States Navy Electronics Laboratory, San Diego, 1957-1960.

      Lecturer University Massachusetts, Boston, 1968-1971, acting director admissions, 1968. Research, writer Brunswick, Maine, from 1981. President Inventors Cooperative Service, Lexington, 1957-1960.

      Secretary, treasurer first International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Washington, section chairman second conference, London.


    • Author children's books, since 1960. Inventor 2 United States patents on electrical devices. Achievements include research in Fechner Benham effect and mixed cathode ray tube phosphors.

      Contributor articles on artificial intelligence to professional journals.


    Denomination: Unitarian Universalist


    Sustaining membership chairman Boy Scouts American, La Jolla, California, l959-60. Contributing correspondent Simulation in Service Society, La Jolla, l965—. Trustee Browne and Nichols School, Cambridge, l968-72.

    Lieutenant Commander United States Navy, l94l-45, retired. Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Society for Computer Simulation, Association Indiana Researchers and Consultant (coordinator 1965-1991), Third Friday Munch Society (Lexington, co-founder), Mere Point Yacht Club (secretary 1986-1992), Phi Delta Kappa.



    Tennis, woodworking, writing stories.


    • Married Edna Louise Gross. Children: Edward Otis, Alfred Henry, David Thomas.
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    • 1939
      Harvard University
    • 1954
      Harvard University
    • 1946 - 1948
      Assistant, dean College Harvard University
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1949 - 1950
      researcher, National Security Council
      Washington, United States
    • 1953 - 1956
      researcher, National Security Council
      Lexington, Kentucky, United States
    • 1957 - 1960
      electronic scientist, United States Navy Electronics Laboratory
      San Diego, California, United States
    • 1960 - 1967
      researcher, National Security Council
    • 1968 - 1971
      lecturer, University Massachusetts
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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