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William Leroy Emmet

electrical engineer

William Leroy Emmet, American electrical engineer. Awarded Edison medal, 1919, Elliott Cresson medal, 1920; gold medal from American Society Mechanical Engineering; David W. Tayloe medal from American Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 1938. Member Naval Consulting Board, 1915, and Chairman of Commission on submarines.

Background

Emmet, William Leroy was born on July 10, 1859 in New Rochelle, New York, United States. Son of William J. and Julia Colt (Pierson) Emmet.

Education

Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1881.

Works

  • Author: Alternating Current Wiring and Distribution, 1894. The Autobiography of an Engineer, 1931.

Membership

Member Naval Consulting Board, 1915, and Chairman of Commission on submarines.

Connections

father:
William J. Emmet

mother:
Julia Colt (Pierson) Emmet