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Naval architect

Harry Bell Benford, American Naval architect. Fellow Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (honorary member, president's award 1957, Linnard prize 1962, Taylor medal 1976), Royal Institution Naval Architects; mem Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi.

Background

Benford, Harry Bell was born on August 7, 1917 in Schenectady. Son of Frank Albert and Georgia (Rattray) Benford.

Education

Biosystems Engineering. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University Michigan, 1940.

Career

With, Newport News Shipbldg. Company, Virginia, 1940-1948; member of faculty, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1948-1959, 60-83; professor naval architecture, University of Michigan, 1959-1983; professor emeritus, University of Michigan, since 1983; department chairman naval architecture and marine engineering, University of Michigan, 1967-1972. Executive director maritime research advising committee National Research Council, 1959-1960.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author 4 books, 150 technical papers.

Membership

Fellow Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (honorary member, president's award 1957, Linnard prize 1962, Taylor medal 1976), Royal Institution Naval Architects. Mem Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi.

Connections

Married Edith Elizabeth Smallman, April 26, 1941 (deceased 2005). Children– Howard Lee, Frank Alfred, Robert James. Married Kathryn, 2007.

father:
Frank Albert Benford

mother:
Georgia (Rattray) Benford

spouse:
Kathryn

spouse:
Edith Elizabeth Smallman

child:
Robert James Benford

child:
Frank Alfred Benford

child:
Howard Lee Benford