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Consulting engineer

Kenneth Campbell, American consulting engineer. Decorated Croce di Guerra Italy; recipient Wright Brothers medal Society Automotive Engineers, 1944, Charles Matthews Manley medal, 1945. Served as ambulance driver American Red Cross, 1918, World War I; served as Lieutenant Royal Air Force, 1918-1919. Fellow Institute Aeronautical Science; member Society Automotive Engineers, Harvard Engineers and Scientist (past president).

Background

Campbell, Kenneth was born on June 1, 1899 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of William Wallace and Elizabeth Ballard (Thompson) Campbell.

Education

Graduate, Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Connecticut, 1917;Bachelor of Arts, Harvard University, 1921;Bachelor of Science, Harvard University, 1923;Honorary Doctor of Science, Bard College, 1952.

Career

Member of staff, Lick Observatory solar eclipse expedition, Kiev, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1915;member eclipse party, Freyburg, Maine., 1932;with various departments, Bethlehem Steel Company, Pennsylvania, 1923-1926;industrial engineer, Sanderson & Porter, New York City, 1928-1933;aircraft power plant research, development designer, Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, 1933-1964;director research, Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, 1950-1955;general manager research division, Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, 1956-1960;chief scientist, Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, 1960-1964;consultant, Institute for Defense Analyses, 1964-1995;consultant, others, 1964-1995. Chairman subcommittee compressors and turbines National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, 1940-1945. Member technical mission to Germany United States Navy, 1945.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Patentee in field.

Membership

Served as ambulance driver American Red Cross, 1918, World War I. Served as Lieutenant Royal Air Force, 1918-1919. Fellow Institute Aeronautical Science.

Member Society Automotive Engineers, Harvard Engineers and Scientist (past president).

Connections

Married Margaret Bruce Macon, November 8, 1930. Children: Janet Bruce, Elizabeth Wallace, Margaret Macon, Martha Madison. Married second Miriam N. Frank, March 16, 1972.

father:
William Wallace Campbell

mother:
Elizabeth Ballard (Thompson) Campbell

spouses:
Margaret Bruce Macon

second Miriam N. Frank

children:
Janet Bruce Campbell

Elizabeth Wallace Campbell

Margaret Macon Campbell

Martha Madison Campbell