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Harris Joseph Ryan

electrical engineer

Harris Joseph Ryan, American electrical engineer. Member Jury of Awards, department electricity, Chicago Exposition, 1893; member jury, Panama-P.I. Exposition, 1915.; Fellow American Institute of Elctrical Engineering (vice president, 1896-1898.

Background

Ryan, Harris Joseph was born on January 8, 1866 in Powell’s Valley, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Charles W. and Louisa (Collier) Ryan.

Education

Baltimore City College, 1880-1881. Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania, 1881-1883. Mechanical Engineering, Sibley College (Cornell Univercity), 1887.

Career

Instructor physics, 1888-1889, professor electrical engineering, 1889-1905, Cornell. Professor electrical engineering, Leland Stanford Junior U. (now Stanford University), 1905-1931, professor emeritus, since 1931, also honorary director Harris J. Ryan High Voltage Laboratory, Stanford University Cons. engineer Los Angeles Aqueduct Power Bureau, 1909-1924.

Works

  • Author: (with H.H. Norris and G. L. Hoxie) Text-Book of Electrical Machinery, Vol. I, 1903. Contributor to transactions American Institute Elec. Engineers

  • numerous monographs on electrical subjects.

    Director Anti-submarine Supersonics Laboratory, of National Research Council, Pasadena, California, 1918-1919.

Membership

Member Jury of Awards, department electricity, Chicago Exposition, 1893. Member jury, Panama-P.I. Exposition, 1915. Fellow American Institute of Elctrical Engineering (vice president, 1896-1898.

Connections

Married Katharine E. Fortenbaugh, September 12, 1888.

father:
Charles W. Ryan

mother:
Louisa (Collier) Ryan

spouse:
Katharine E. Fortenbaugh