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Ben G. Elliott

mechanic engineer , educator.

Ben G. Elliott, American mechanic engineer, educator. Fellow A.S.M.E. (vice president 1953-1956); member National Society Professional Engineers (past nat. vice-president and director), American Society for Engineering Education, National Association Power Engineers (university coordinator American Power Conference), Triangle (honorary), Pi Tau Sigma, Sigma Tau, Tau Beta Pi.; Mason (33 degree).; Club: Technical, University (Madison).

Background

Elliott, Ben G. was born on February 17, 1889 in North Platte, Nebraska, United States. Son of Frederick and Susan (Potts) Elliott.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Rose Polytechnic Institute, 1910, Master of Science, 1911. Master of Engineering, University Wisconsin, 1913.

Career

Apprentice with Union Pacific Railroad, Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company, McKeen Motor Car Company, 1906-1910. Machinist, road engineer McKeen Motor Car Company, 1911-1912. Fellow mechanic engineering University of Wisconsin, 1912-1913, instructor mechanic engineering extension div., 1913-1915, associate professor charge department, 1917-1919, professor mechanic engineering, 1919-1959, professor mechanic engineering emeritus, from 1959, department chairman mechanic engineering, college engineering, from 1947.

Associate professor mechanic engineering U. Nebraska, 1915-1917. District representative, section on education and training United States Shipping Board, World War I. Advisor to director science advising committee Selective Service System, Wisconsin.

Secretary Wisconsin State Teachers Retirement Board Registered profile engineer, Wisconsin.

Works

  • Author: The Gasoline Automobile, 1915. The Automobile Chassis, 1923. Automobile Power Plants, 1923.

    Automobile Repairing, 1924. Also articles on engineering, educational subjects.

Membership

Fellow A.S.M.E. (vice president 1953-1956). Member National Society Professional Engineers (past nat. vice-president and director), American Society for Engineering Education, National Association Power Engineers (university coordinator American Power Conference), Triangle (honorary), Pi Tau Sigma, Sigma Tau, Tau Beta Pi. Mason (33 degree).; Club: Technical, University (Madison).

Connections

Married Georgia Mae Buchanan, December 22, 1915. Children: Dorothy Mae (Mistress.

father:
Frederick Elliott

mother:
Susan (Potts) Elliott

spouse:
Georgia Mae Buchanan

child:
Dorothy Mae (Mrs Elliott