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Engineer , Electrical engineer

Nathan Cohn was an American electrical engineer, who was best known for his contributions to the control of interconnected electric power systems.


Cohn, Nathan was born on January 2, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Son of Harris and Dora Leah (Levin) Cohn.


Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1927. Doctor of Engineering (honorary), Rennsalear Polytechnic Institute, 1976.


With, Leeds & Northrup Company, Philadelphia, 1927-1972;manager market development division, Leeds & Northrup Company, Philadelphia, 1955-1958;vice president technical affairs, Leeds & Northrup Company, Philadelphia, 1958-1965;senior vice president technical affair, Leeds & Northrup Company, Philadelphia, 1965-1967;executive vice president research and corporation development, Leeds & Northrup Company, Philadelphia, 1967-1972;director, Leeds & Northrup Company, Philadelphia, 1963-1975;consultant management and technical of measurement and control, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, 1972-1988. General partner Network Systems Development Associations. President National Electronics Conference, 1950.

Member National Research Council. Executive Board Foundation Instrumentation, Edition and Research,1962-1964. Delegate congress International Federation Automatic Control, 1960, 63, 66, 69, 72, 75, 78, 81, 84, 87.

Chairman technical commission on applications, 1969-1972, United States organizing committee 1975 World Congress, member technical committees on computers, systems, commission on social effects of automation, 1975-1988, lifetime advisor, 1984-1988. Member visiting committee libraries Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1964-1969, philosophy, 1972-1974.


  • IEEE Edison Medal in 1982Fellow, IEEEFellow, Franklin Institute.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books, textbook.


Board directors, vice president Eagleville (Pennsylvania) Hospital and Rehabilitation Center. Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (life, Lamme medal 1968, Edison medal 1982, Centennial medal 1984 chairman fellow committee 1974-1976, chairman awards board 1977-1978, member Centennial committee 1979-1984). Chairman Intersoc. Hoover Medal (Board of Award 1978-1981).

Member Instrument Society of America (vice president industries and science 1960-1961, secretary 1962, president 1963, Sperry medalist 1968, honorary member award 1976), American Association for the Advancement of Science, Franklin Institute (life, Wetherill medalist 1968, member board managers since 1971, chairman board managers 1971-1975), National Academy Engineering, Engineers Joint Council (executive board 1975-1978, commission on international relations 1978-1979), American Association Engineering Societies (council for international affairs 1980-1981), Industrial Research Institute, Engineers Council Professional Development (visiting committee curriculum accreditation), Science Apparatus Makers Association (executive board 1961-1962, 66-73, president 1969-1971, Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency award 1978), National Society Professional Engineers (Engineer of Year Delaware Valley 1968, State of Pennsylvania 1969), Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, Pi Lambda Phi. Clubs: Rydal (Philadelphia).


Married Marjorie Kurtzon, June 30, 1940. Children: Theodore Elliot, David Leslie, Anne Harris, Amy Elizabeth, Julie Archer.

Harris Cohn

Dora Leah (Levin) Cohn

Marjorie Kurtzon

Theodore Elliot Cohn

David Leslie Cohn

Anne Harris Cohn

Amy Elizabeth Cohn

Julie Archer Cohn