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Alvin Edmund Brown

Alvin Edmund Brown, American electronics executive. Achievements include patents for ultrasonic flow measurement and physiological instrumentation. Recipient International Rectifier 100 award, 1966. Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inter Range Instrumentation Group, Masons (master 1958).

Background

  • Brown, Alvin Edmund was born on March 4, 1926 in Tacoma. Son of Fred Louis and Eunice Hazel (Hough) Brown.

  • Education

    • Student, Gonzaga University, 1944—1946. Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, University Washington, 1948.

    Career

    • Engineer Boeing Airplane Company, Alamogordo, New Mexico, 1948—1949, Northrop Aircraft Company, 1950—1951. Supervisor engineering Land-Air Inc., Alamogordo, 1951—1959. Staff scientist Lockheed Research Laboratories, Palo Alto, California, 1959—1970.

      Vice president research, co-founder Saratoga Systems, Inc., Cupertino, 1970—1975. Engineering associate EuPont Instruments Company, Monrovia, 1975—1977. Director research Sparling-Envirotech, El Monte, 1977—1980.

      Vice president research Manning Technologies, Inc., Scotts Valley, since 1980. Consultant Harold Brunn Institute Cardiovasc. Research, San Francisco, 1962—1975, Danfoss Aktieselskab, Nordborg, Denmark, 1973—1975, Agnews State Hospital, San Jose, California, 1964—1969.

      With United States Navy, 1944-1946.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include patents for ultrasonic flow measurement and physiological instrumentation.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inter Range Instrumentation Group, Masons (master 1958).

    Connections

    • Married Elinore Ruth Roberts, March 20, 1947 (divorced January 1971). Children: Robert Michael, Beverly Janette, Kenneth Charles. Married Joan Marie Lanthier, May 20, 1971.
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    Born March 4, 1926
    • 1948
      University Washington
    • 1948 - 1949
      Engineer, Boeing Airplane Company
      Alamogordo, New Mexico, United States
    • 1950 - 1951
      Engineer, Boeing Airplane Company
    • 1951 - 1959
      supervisor engineer, engineering Land-Air Incorporated
      Alamogordo, New Mexico, United States
    • 1959 - 1970
      staff scientist, Lockheed Research Laboratories
      Palo Alto, California, United States
    • 1970 - 1975
      vice president, research
      Cupertino, California, United States
    • 1975 - 1977
      engineer, engineering associate EuPont Instruments Company
      Monrovia, Liberia
    • 1977 - 1980
      director, research Sparling-Envirotech
      El Monte, California, United States
    • 1980
      vice president, research Manning Technologies
      Scotts Valley, California, United States
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