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congressman , telecommunications consultant

Weston Edward Vivian, American telecommunications consultant, former congressman.


Vivian, Weston Edward was born on October 25, 1924 in Hermitage Bay, Newfoundland, Canada. Came to the United States, 1929. Son of Noah Gardner and Bessie (Rowsell) Vivian.


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Union College, 1945. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1949. PhDEE, University Michigan, 1959.


Engineer various companies, 1946-1960;vice president, Conductron Corporation, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1960-1964, 67;member, United States Congress from 2d Michigan district, 1965-1966;vice president, KMS Industries Inc., Ann Arbor, 1967-1968;president, Vicom Manufacturing Company, Ann Arbor, 1971-1973;commissioner, Michigan State Transportation Commission, 1976-1984;director program in engineering for public systems, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1974-1979;co-owner, president, Rent-A-Byte, Ann Arbor, 1981-1985;senior consultant, Kalba Bowen Associations, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1976-1982, 88;vice president, Kalba Bowen Associations, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1982-1986;president, Vivian Associations, Inc., Ann Arbor, since 1987. Adjunct Professor department electrical and computer engineering University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1973-1978, lecturer, since 1978, adjunct research scientist Institute Public Policy Studies, since 1973. Consultant Information Control Sys., Ann Arbor, 1968-1970, International Automated Machines, Inc., Perrysburg, Ohio, 1972-1974, Environmental Research Institute Michigan, 1973-1975, Argonne (Illinois) National laboratories, 1976-1981, International Finance Corporation Inc., Washington, 1980-1981, others.

Lecturer in field; member Advisory Committee on Conservation of Energy in buildings and Community Sys., NAS, 1978-1981, Federal Communication Commission Advisory Committee on Advisory television Superior vena cava syndrome.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Patentee radar system, communications system.


Democratic nominee Congressional office 2d Michigan district, 1964, 66, 68. Member board Ann Arbor Symphony, 1967, Ann Arbor Community Development Corporation, 1970-1975. Chairman Ann Arbor City Democratic Committee, 1959, 60, finance chairman 1975-1977.

Chairman Michigan 2d Congressional District Democratic Committee, 1965-1968. Organizer State of Michigan Sen. Robert F. Kennedy for Presidency, 1968, State of Michigan Republican Morris Udall for Presidency, 1975-1976.

Ensign United States Navy, 1945-1957. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science.


Married N. Anne Biggs, August 1946 (deceased 1969) children: Byron G., Alice B., Leslie L., Sarah J.

Noah Gardner Vivian

Bessie (Rowsell) Vivian

N. Anne Biggs

Byron G. Vivian

Alice B. Vivian

Leslie L. Vivian

Sarah J. Vivian