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Mayo Dyer Hersey

mechanic engineer.

Mayo Dyer Hersey, American mechanic engineer.


Hersey, Mayo Dyer was born on August 30, 1886 in Pawtuxet, Rhode Island, United States. Son of George Milbank and Alice Stafford (Budlong) Hersey.


Bachelor of Arts, Colorado College, 1907. A.M., Olivet (Michigan) College, 1910. Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1910.

Fellow in physics, Harvard, 1915-1916.


Assistant in physics, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1909-1910, associate professor, 1920-1922, research associate in mechanic engineering, 1942-1956. Physicist National Bureau Standards, 1910-1920, 26-31, United States Bureau Mines, 1922-1926. Research associate engineering Brown U., 1934-1940, also visiting professor of engineering, since 1957.

Lecturer Harvard, 1936-1940, 42-43. Engineer Kingsbury Machine Works, Inc., Philadelphia, 1936-1939. Research director Morgan Construction Company, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1939-1941.

Special mission to England, France and Italy, to coƶperate in aeronautic instrument problems, 1918. Cons. National Research Council, 1941. War research div. Columbia University, 1943-1945.

Navy Department, 1946-1948. Technical consultant United States Navy Engineering Experiment Station, Annapolis, 1948-1957, acting head developments branch, internal combustion engine laboratory, 1954-1955.


  • Author, co-author technical publications, latest: Viscosity of Lubricants Under Pressure (with R. F. Hopkins), 1954. Fundamentals of Hydrodynamic Lubrication, 1954. Experiments on Imperfect Lubrication (with C. W. Staples).


Fellow American Physical Society, A.S.M.E. (chairman research committee 1942-1943). Member American Society Lubrication Engineers (honorary life), American Society Naval Engineers, Philosophical Society Washington, Franklin Institute (Levy medalist 1936), Society Rheology (vice president 1935-1937), Washington Academy Sciences, Military Order of Loyal Legion, S.A.R., American Society for Engineering Education Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi. Clubs: Cosmos, Harvard, Faculty.


Married Frances Lester Warner, June 24, 1922.

George Milbank Hersey

Alice Stafford (Budlong) Hersey

Frances Lester Warner