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Ralph LEon Goetzenberger, business executive. Decorated Legion D'Honneur (Black Star) of France.


Goetzenberger, Ralph LEon was born on December 4, 1891 in Minneapolis. Son of Edward and Emma Louise (Gatzman) Goetzenberger.


Bachelor of Science, University of Minnesota, 1913; Electrical engineer, University of Minnesota, 1914.


Member testing department, General Electric, Schenectady, New York, 1914-1915; with power and mining engineer department, General Electric, Schenectady, New York, 1915-1917; with engineering department, Leeds and Northrop Company, Philadelphia, 1926-1928; manager industrial regulator division, Minneapolis-Honeywell Regulator Company, 1928-1935; with, Brown Instrument Company, Philadelphia, 1935-1939; became vice-president, director Philadelphia company when purchased by Minneapolis-Honeywell Regulator Company, Brown Instrument Company, Philadelphia, 1939-1945; vice president both companies, director Government Projects Office, then construction engineering, Brown Instrument Company, Philadelphia president, Equipment Company, Rockville, Maryland., from 1964. Construction engineering Franford Arsenal, Philadelphia, 1921-1926. Chairman Fire Control Engineering Advisory Committee, Ordnance Department, United States Army, World World War II, also chairman Tank Fire Control Instrument Production Integrating Committee.


Chairman Citizens Federal Committee on Education. Member education committee Washington Board of Trade. Member American Council Education.

Delegate Engineers Joint Council, United States National Common for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. With Ordnance Department, American Expeditionary Force, United States Army, 1917-1921. Major Ordnance Department, United States Army, World World War World War II.

Fellow American Institute of Electrical Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (director at large). Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Academy Political and Social Science, District of Columbia Engineering and Architectural Socs. (chairman), Engineers Joint Council, Engineers Council Professional Development (Executive Committee), American Society Engineering Education (relations with industry committee), Instrument Society American, American Ordnance Association, Society American Military Engineers, Philosophical Society Washington, Washington Society Engineers, National Research Council (member commission on United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization division international relations), Engineers Club, Fenwood Golf and Country Club (Bethesda, Maryland.), Sigma Tau, Psi Upsilon, Theta Tau.


Married Edna Olive Cooper, September 20, 1921. Children: Louise Maude (Mistress Warren H. Howard), Ralph Leon, Edward Basil.

Edward Goetzenberger

Emma Louise (Gatzman) Goetzenberger

Edna Olive Cooper

Ralph Leon Goetzenberger

Louise Maude Goetzenberger (Mistress Warren H. Howard)

Edward Basil Goetzenberger