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engineering , company executive

Joseph Faber Keithley, American electronic engineering manufacturing company executive. Achievements include patents for station selecting system, method and apparatus for measuring and analyzing transient pressures in body of water, circuit interrupter. Recipient Distinguished Civilian Service award, United States Navy, 1945.

Background

Keithley, Joseph Faber was born on August 3, 1915 in Peoria, Illinois, United States. Son of Giles E. and Elizabeth F. (Faber) Keithley.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1937. Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1938.

Career

Registered profile engineer, Ohio.Mem. technical staff Bell Telephone laboratories, New York City, 1938-1940. Engineer, NavalOrdnance Laboratory, Washington, 1940-1945, MASSA laboratories, Cleveland, 1945-1946. President, Chairman of the Board Keithley Instruments, Inc., Cleveland, 1946-1973, Chairman of the Board, 1973^.

Member visiting committee Case Western Reserve U. School Management, 1979^, elec.engring. and computer science department Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980^. Patentee station selecting system, method and apparatus for measuring and analyzing transient pressures in body of water, circuit interrupter.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents for station selecting system, method and apparatus for measuring and analyzing transient pressures in body of water, circuit interrupter.

Membership

Fellow: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IECI Achievement medal 1976, Instrumentation and Measurement Society award 1983, Centennial medal 1984). Member: National Academy of Engineering, Cleveland Skating Club, Mayfield Country Club, Union Club of Cleveland.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Photography.

Connections

Married Nancy Jean Pearce, January 17, 1948. Children: Joseph Pearce, Elizabeth Margaret, Roy Faber.

father:
Giles E. Keithley

mother:
Elizabeth F. (Faber) Keithley

spouse:
Nancy Jean Pearce

child:
Joseph Pearce Keithley

child:
Elizabeth Margaret Keithley

child:
Roy Faber Keithley