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educator , Information scientist

Warren Lloyd Semon, American information scientist, educator.


Semon, Warren Lloyd was born on January 17, 1921 in Boise, Idaho, United States. Son of August and Viola Lorreta (Eastman) Semon.


Student, Hobart College, 1940-1943;Bachelor of Science, University of Chicago, 1944;Master of Arts, Harvard, 1949;Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard, 1954.


Lecturer applied mathematics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1956-1961;assistant director computation laboratory, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1954-1961;head applied mathematics department, Sperry Rand Research Center, Sudbury, Massachusetts, 1961-1964;manager computation and analysis laboratory, Burroughs Research Center, Paoli, Pennsylvania, 1964-1967;professor computer science, Syracuse (New York) U., 1967-1984;professor emeritus, Syracuse (New York) U., since 1984;director system and information science, Syracuse (New York) U., 1968-1976;dean School Computer and Information Science, Syracuse (New York) U., 1976-1984. Consultant United States Air Force, 1957, National Security Agency, 1957, Lockheed electronics corporation, 1967, Monsanto Company, 1972.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Served to First lieutenant United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946, Mediterranean Theatre of Operations. Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Member Association Computing Machinery, Mathematics Association American, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society (chairman publications committee 1972-1974, Board of Governors 1973-1974, editor-in-chief 1975-1976), Sigma Xi.


Married Ruth Valerie Swift, December 1, 1945. Children– Warren Lloyd, Nolan David, Jonathan Richard, Sue Anne.

August Semon

Viola Lorreta (Eastman) Semon

Ruth Valerie Swift

Warren Lloyd Semon

Nolan David Semon

Jonathan Richard Semon

Sue Anne Semon