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William Nathan Gladson

electrical engineer.

William Nathan Gladson, American electrical engineer. member American Institute Elec. Engineers, Society Promotion Engineering Education.


Gladson, William Nathan was born on February 22, 1866 in Corning, Iowa, United States. Son of James Marion and Elmyra (Newcomb) Gladson.


Biomedical Engineering, Iowa State College, Ames, 1888, Electrical Engineer, 1911. Doctor of Philosophy., McLemoresville College, Tennessee, 1898. Special work, University of Chicago, summer, 1899.

Doctor of Engineering, University of Arkansas, 1937.


Vernon, Iowa, March 16, 1890. Children—Hazel Wade (Mistress Charles Baker), Marion Leonore (Mistress A. E. Brown). Assistant professor electrical engineering, Ohio State University, 1902-1903.

Professor electrical engineering, University of Arkansas, 1904-1937. Vice president University of Arkansas and dean College of Engineering, 1913-1937, dean emeritus since 1937. Engineer in charge water power survey of Arkansas (in cooperation with United States Geological Survey), 1909, 1910.

President State Board for Engineering Registration, 1938.


  • Author: Water Powers of Arkansas (preliminary report of State Geological Survey), 1911. Associate member Naval Consulting Board for State of Arkansas, 1917.


Member American Institute Elec. Engineers, Society Promotion Engineering Education.


Married Edna L. Wade, of Mount. Children: Hazel Wade (Mistress.

James Marion Gladson

Elmyra (Newcomb) Gladson

Edna L. Wade

Hazel Wade (Mrs Gladson