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Harry Joseph Dietrick

Harry Joseph Dietrick was American rubber company executive. Achievements include patent on continuous feed primary battery; co-development of space suits in Project Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, of space saver spare tire, others.

Background

  • Dietrick, Harry Joseph was born on August 15, 1922 in Cleveland. Son of Joseph Michael and Anna (Prystasz) Dietrick.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science cum laude, Western Reserve University, 1948. Master of Science, Western Reserve University, 1950. Doctor of Philosophy, Western Reserve University, 1951.

      Postgraduate, Harvard University, 1965.

    Career

    • Page Federal Reserve Bank Cleveland, 1940. Analytical chemist Cosma Laboratories, Cleveland, 1941-1943, 46-49. Research assistant Office Naval Research Western Reserve University, 1949-1951, research associate, 1951-1953.

      Technical manager, senior technical project and section leader, manager independent products, aerospace and tire research BF Goodrich, Brecksville, Ohio, 1953-1973, director tire research and development administrator Akron, 1973-1985, Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company, Akron, 1985-1987.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include patent on continuous feed primary battery. Co-development of space suits in Project Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, of space saver spare tire, others.

    Works

    • Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: member United Church Christ.

    Religion

    Denomination: United Church of Christ

    Membership

    Fellow American Institute Chemists, American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Chemical Society (chairman Cleveland section, trustee 1966-1978, national councillor 1957-1959), American Rocket Society (vice president Cleveland-Akron section 1962-1963), Acoustical Society of America, American Institute Physics.

    Connections

    • Married LaVerne Juell Maier, December 9, 1943. Children: Laurel Louise Dietrick Wik, Karen Leigh Dietrick Lacks.
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    Born August 15, 1922
    • 1948
      Western Reserve University
    • 1950
      Western Reserve University
    • 1951
      Western Reserve University
    • 1965
      Harvard University
    • 1940
      Page Federal Reserve Bank Cleveland
    • 1941 - 1943
      analytical chemist, Cosma Laboratories
      Cleveland, Ohio, United States
    • 1953 - 1973
      technical manager, independent products
      Brecksville, Ohio, United States
    • 1953 - 1973
      senior, independent products
      Brecksville, Ohio, United States
    • 1953 - 1973
      manager, independent products
      Brecksville, Ohio, United States
    • 1985 - 1987
      technical manager, independent products
      Akron, Ohio, United States
    • 1985 - 1987
      senior, independent products
      Akron, Ohio, United States
    • 1985 - 1987
      manager, independent products
      Akron, Ohio, United States
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