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Technical writer , emeritus educator

R. Wallace Reynolds, technical writer, emeritus educator. Recipient certified Commendation, United States Naval Ordnance Laboratory, 1945, Excellence award, Visual Communications Industry, 1968.


Reynolds, R. Wallace was born on April 30, 1914 in Pittsburgh. Son of Raymond O. and Anna May (Kime) Reynolds.


Bachelor of Science, California University Pennsylvania, 1940. Master of Science, Purdue University, 1946. Postgrad, University Pittsburgh, 1946.

Postgrad, University Southern California, 1948.


Engineer Douglas Aircraft Company, 1942, Naval Ordnance Laboratory, 1942—1946. Professor, chairman engineering drawing Washington & Jefferson College, 1946—1947, University Santa Clara, 1947—1948, West Coast University, 1949—1952, California Polytechnic State University, 1953—1979. Professor emeritus, since 1979.

Manager R. Wallace Reynolds Drafting Service, San Luis Obispo, 1968—1978. Consultant United States Bureau Ships, 1955—1958. Senior engineer design section Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, 1975.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Problems for Modern Engineering Drawing, 1956-1967.


Democratic committeeman San Luis Obispo County, 1956—1963. Fellow: American Society Certified Engineering Technicians. Member: National Association Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni (executive director 1981-1982, general chairman 5th biennial national convention 1987), American Institute Drafting & Design (vice president education California chapter 1967-1969, director central coast 1972-1975), American Society Engineering Education (secretary Pacific Southwest section 1969-1975, chairman 1976-1977, 1978-1980, national director 1978-1980, life member), Tau Alpha Pi, Phi Sigma Pi.


Married Marjorie Frances Johnson, June 25, 1943. Children: Marjorie Wallace, Timothy Lincoln.

Raymond O. Reynolds

Anna May (Kime) Reynolds

Marjorie Frances Johnson

Marjorie Wallace Reynolds

Timothy Lincoln Reynolds