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researcher , Metallurgical engineer

Franklin Bennett Wessler Woodbury, American metallurgical engineer, researcher. Registered professional engineer, Missouri, Minnesota. Named Engineer of Year, Minnesota, 1978; National Defense Education Act graduate fellow, 1967-1970.


Woodbury, Franklin Bennett Wessler was born on December 11, 1937 in Joplin, Missouri, United States. Son of Samuel and Pauline Patricia (Bennett) Woodbury.


AS, Joplin Junior College, 1963. Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering, University Missouri, Rolla, 1966.


Associate engineer, Uranium division Mallingckrodt Chemical, St. Charles, Missouri, 1964;research fellow, General Motors Research Laboratory, Warren, Michigan, 1966;assistant instructor metallurgical engineering, U. Missouri, Rolla, 1968-1971;research metallurgist Twin Cities Research Center, Bureau Mines, Department Interior, Minnesota, 1971-1980;staff engineer office of director, division mineral resources technical, Department Interior, Washington, 1980-1981;participant departmental executive managerial development program, Department Interior, Washington, 1980-1981;manager substitute materials research, Department Interior, Washington, 1981-1982;manager advanced mining technical division conservation and development mining research, Department Interior, Washington, 1982-1987;senior staff engineer for minerals and metals, Department Interior, Washington, 1987-1991;assistant chief division policy and regulatory analysis, Department Interior, Washington, since 1991.


  • Registered professional engineer, Missouri, Minnesota.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor papers to professional publications and conferences.


Member science and technical resource county Minnesota Legislature, 1977-1980. With United States Air Force, 1957-1961. Member American Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum Engineers (secretary-treasurer Washington section 1984-1985, 2d vice president 1986-1987, 1stv.p.

1989-1990, president 1990-1991), National Society Professional Engineers (chairman national task group on engineering management 1977-1980, Board of Governors professional engineers in government 1976-1986, representative to organizing committee international conference engineering management since 1986, research fund committee 1988-1989, audit committee 1989-1990, budget committee 1989-1990, board directors 1989-1990), National Institute for Engineering management and Systems (board dirs.1989-1993), Minnesota Society Professional Engineers (Executive Committee at-large 1978-1980, chairman, vice chairman committees), Minnesota Engineering Socs. Joint Task Committee on Engineering Education (chairman 1977-1980), Missouri Society Professional Engineers, Virginia Society Professional Engineers (president George Washington chapter 1983-1984, board directors 1982-1986, vice president for government 1984-1986, state president 1988-1989), Washington Society Engineers, Scientists and Engineers Technology Assessment Council Minnesota (American Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum Engineers representative to board directors 1976-1978, vice president 1978-1980), American Society Engineering Management (chairman National Capitol Area section 1985-1986, national membership chairman 1985-1986 director-at.-large, board directors 1986-1988, national president elect 1988-1990, national president 1990-1992, representative international federation engineering management 1992-1993, executive director since 1993), American Society for Metals, KC, National Capital Inter Fraternity Forum (board directors since 1990), Sigma Xi, Sigma Pi (grand county international, grand herald since 1992, chairman education and scholarship committee 1989-1992, international chairman education and academic committee, expansion committee, province archon Missouri, Arkansas 1968-1970, Virginia 1988-1992, mid-atlantic region since 1992), Tau Beta Pi, Alpha Sigma Museum.


Samuel Woodbury

Pauline Patricia (Bennett) Woodbury