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Otis Northrop Minot, American writer, reseacher.


Minot, Otis Northrop was born on November 2, 1916 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Henry Davis and Harriet (Northrop) Minot.


Bachelor of Arts in Physics, Harvard University, 1939. Doctor of Education, Harvard University, 1954.


Assistant dean College, Harvard University, Cambridge, l946-48;assistant dean Business School, Harvard University, Cambridge, l950-52;researcher, National Security Council, Washington, l949-50;researcher, Minot Informatic Devices, Lexington, Massachusetts, l953-56;researcher, Lexington Research, l960-67, 7l-8l;electronic scientist, United States Navy Electronics Laboratory, San Diego, l957-60;lecturer, U. Massachusetts, Boston, l968-7l;acting director admissions, U. Massachusetts, Boston, l968;research, writer, Brunswick, Maine., l98l-. President Inventors Cooperative Svc., Lexington, 1957-1960. Secretary, treasurer first International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Washington, section chairman second conference, London.


  • Other Work

    • Author children's books, since 1960. Inventor 2 United States patents on electrical devices. Achievements include research in Fechner Benham effect and mixed cathode ray tube phosphors.

      Contributor articles on artificial intelligence to professional journals.


Sustaining membership chairman Boy Scouts American, La Jolla, California, l959-60. Contributing correspondent Simulation in Service Society, La Jolla, l965—. Trustee Browne and Nichols School, Cambridge, l968-72.

Lieutenant Commander United States Navy, l94l-45, retired. Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Society for Computer Simulation, Association Indiana Researchers and Consultant (coordinator 1965-1991), Third Friday Munch Society (Lexington, co-founder), Mere Point Yacht Club (secretary 1986-1992), Phi Delta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, woodworking, writing stories.


Married Edna Louise Gross. Children: Edward Otis, Alfred Henry, David Thomas.

Henry Davis Minot

Harriet (Northrop) Minot

Edna Louise Gross

Edward Otis Minot

Alfred Henry Minot

David Thomas Minot