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chemical engineer

Jacob Frederick Ruf, American Chemical engineer. Achievements include development of first fourth-generation relational data base language, development of a statistical system for a highly accurate marketing system, numerous other statistical and chemical engineering programs for information decision making.

Background

Ruf, Jacob Frederick was born on December 30, 1936 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Son of Paul William and Amalia (Maier) Ruf.

Education

AS in Engineering, Kansas City Metropolitan Junior College, 1957; Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, U. Kansas, 1959; Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, U. Kansas, 1967.

Career

Systems manager, Black Sivalls & Bryson, Kansas City, Missoury, 1964-1967; president, Mid Continent Computing, Kansas City, Missoury, 1967-1969; director data systems, M.A.R.C., Kansas City, Missoury, 1967-1969; executive vice president, Independent School District Inc., Kansas City, Missoury, 1969-1976; vice president, N.L.T.C.S. Inc., Kansas City, Missoury, 1976-1977; president, Ruf Corporation, Olathe, Kansas, since 1976. Member of advisory board engineering department U. Kansas, since 1993. Member Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation, since 1991, County Economics Research Institute, Johnson County, Kansas, since 1989.

Adjunct faculty U. Kansas, Lawrence, since 1987. Vice chairman Johnson County Transportation Council, 1985-1991. Presenter in field.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of first fourth-generation relational data base language, development of a statistical system for a highly accurate marketing system, numerous other statistical and chemical engineering programs for information decision making.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor technical papers to publications.

Membership

Mayor City of Olathe, 1991-1993. Member Olathe Library. Board, 1991-1993, Public Building Commission, Olathe, 1991-1993.

With United States Navy, 1953-1961. Member American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Association Computing Machinery, University Kansas Engineering Advisory Board, Urban & Regional Information Systems Association.

Connections

Married Sondra Sue Ramsey, August 30, 1957. Children: Kurtis, Brian, Eric, Jake II, Sondra Sue World War II.

father:
Paul William Ruf

mother:
Amalia (Maier) Ruf

spouse:
Sondra Sue Ramsey

child:
Eric Ruf

child:
Jake II Ruf

child:
Sondra Sue World War II Ruf

child:
Brian Ruf

child:
Kurtis Ruf