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engineer , educator.

William Elgin Wickenden, American engineer, educator. awarded Lamme medal 1935), Sigma Chi, Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, Theta Tau. Member Engineers Council for Professional Development, 1933-1938. Trustee Lake Erie College; Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (vice president 1936), American Institute of Elctrical Engineering (vice president 1943).

Background

Wickenden, William Elgin was born on December 24, 1882 in Toledo, Ohio, United States. Son of Thomas Rogers and Ida (Consaul) Wickenden.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Denison U., 1904. University of Wisconsin, 1905-1907. Honorary Doctor Engineer, Lafayette College, 1926, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1927, Case School Applied Science, 1929, Rose Polytechnic Institute, 1936, Tulane University, 1939.

Honorary Doctor of Science, Dension University, 1928, Bucknell U., 1930. Doctor of Laws, Oberlin College, 1930, University of Toledo, 1940. Doctor of Humane Letters, Otterbein U., 1933.

Career

Instructor, University of Wisconsin, 1905-1909. Assistant professor electrical engineering, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1909-1914, associate professor, 1914-1918. Personnel manager Western Electric Company, 1918-1921.

Assistant vice president American Telephone & Telegraph Company, 1921-1923. Director investigation, Society for Promotion Engineering Education, 1923-1929. President Case School of Applied Science since 1929.

Regional supervisor personnel methods, S.A.T.C., 1918, World War. Chairman Regional Labor Board for Northern Ohio, 1933, Ohio Highway Survey Commission, 1935-1938. Chairman General Products Group, Office Production Management, 1941.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Illumination and Photometry, 1909. Comparative Study of Engineering Education in the United States and in Europe, 1929.

Membership

Member Engineers Council for Professional Development, 1933-1938. Trustee Lake Erie College. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (vice president 1936), American Institute of Elctrical Engineering (vice president 1943).

Connections

Married Marion Susan Lamb, September 2, 1908. Children: Elizabeth, William Clarence.

father:
Thomas Rogers Wickenden

mother:
Ida (Consaul) Wickenden

spouse:
Marion Susan Lamb

children:
Elizabeth Wickenden

William Clarence Wickenden