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Palmer James Reiten


Palmer James Reiten, American engineer.


Reiten, Palmer James was born on May 1, 1917 in Petersburg, North Dakota, United States. Son of Peter I. and Johanna (Knudson) Reiten.


Bachelor of Science in Mech. Engineering, University North Dakota, 1943. Master of Science, Texas A. and M. U., 1948.


1 son, Keith Alan. Instructor, Texas A. and M. U., 1945-1948. Member of faculty U. North Dakota, 1948-1979, professor mechanic engineering, 1961-1979, department chairman 1961-1967. Cons. in field, 1952-1979.

Technical director professional development service North Dakota Civil Defense, until 1969.


Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1944. Registered profile engineer, North Dakota. Member National, North Dakota (president chapter 1 1957-1958, state president 1967-1968, nat. director 1975-1979, Executive Board Professional Engineers in Education section 1971-1974) societies professional engrs., American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society Engineering Education (president N. Mid-West section 1964-1965), North Dakota Academy Science, American Society Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers, Sigma Tau.

Clubs: Elks, Toastmasters (president Grand Forks 1961-1962).


Married Beulah Jenson, June 6, 1946.

Peter I. Reiten

Johanna (Knudson) Reiten

Beulah Jenson