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Memorial Tributes


NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING

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NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Memorial Tributes

Volume 12

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS

Washington, D.C.

2008

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academy of Engineering. 2008. Memorial Tributes: Volume 12. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12473.
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CONTENTS

 

 

FOREWORD,

 

xiii

 

 

WILLIS ALFRED ADCOCK,
by Sanjay Banerjee, Earl Swartzlander, and David Beer Submitted by the NAE Home Secretary

 

3

 

 

ROBERT ADLER,
by John J. Pederson and John I. Taylor Submitted by the NAE Home Secretary

 

9

 

 

RUTHERFORD ARIS,
by Neal R. Amundson and W. Harmon Ray

 

17

 

 

STANLEY BACKER,
by Subhash K. Batra Submitted by the NAE Home Secretary

 

23

 

 

WILLIAM OLIVER BAKER,
by A. Michael Noll Submitted by the NAE Home Secretary

 

31

 

 

HOWARD C. BARNES,
by Stan Horowitz

 

35

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ROBERT R. BERG,
by Luc Ikelle Submitted by the NAE Home Secretary

 

41

 

 

FREDERICK STUCKY BILLIG,
by Ben T. Zinn and Joseph A. Schetz

 

47

 

 

RICHARD HENRY BOLT,
by Leo L. Beranek

 

51

 

 

LEON E. BORGMAN,
by Jeffrey A. Melby Submitted by the NAE Home Secretary

 

57

 

 

SOL BURSTEIN,
by John Taylor

 

61

 

 

MELVIN W. CARTER,
by A. Alan Moghissi Submitted by the NAE Home Secretary

 

69

 

 

HAROLD CHESTNUT,
by Stephen Kahne Submitted by the NAE Home Secretary

 

75

 

 

EDGAR F. CODD,
by C.J. Date Submitted by the NAE Home Secretary

 

81

 

 

MORRIS COHEN,
by Edwin L. Thomas and Gregory B. Olson Submitted by the NAE Home Secretary

 

89

 

 

RALPH CROSS,
by Dennis Cross Submitted by the NAE Home Secretary

 

93

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GEORGE B. DANTZIG,
by Saul I. Gass Submitted by the NAE Home Secretary

 

101

 

 

JOHN LARRY DUDA,
by Ronald P. Danner Submitted by the NAE Home Secretary

 

109

 

 

MAXIME A. FAGET,
by Joe Allen Submitted by the NAE Home Secretary

 

117

 

 

RICHARD H. GALLAGHER,
by Richard S. Gallagher Submitted by the NAE Home Secretary

 

123

 

 

IVAN A. GETTING,
by George Paulikas Submitted by the NAE Home Secretary

 

129

 

 

KENNETH W. HAMMING,
by William A. Chittenden

 

135

 

 

HEINZ HEINEMANN,
by John H. Sinfelt

 

141

 

 

STANLEY HILLER JR.,
by Jim McCroksey

 

147

 

 

WILLIAM HERBERT HUGGINS,
by Wilson J. Rugh and Doris R. Entwisle Submitted by the NAE Home Secretary

 

153

 

 

CHALMER GATLIN KIRKBRIDE,
adapted from an article by Sandy Smith, Public Relations Department, Widener University Submitted by the NAE Home Secretary

 

157

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HENDRICK KRAMERS,
by R. Byron Bird and Boudewijn van Nederveen

 

163

 

 

THOMAS DUANE LARSON,
by Philip D. Cady Submitted by the NAE Home Secretary

 

169

 

 

ERASTUS H. LEE,
by Frederick F. Ling

 

173

 

 

JOSEPH T. LING,
by Richard A. Conway and Louis J. Ling

 

179

 

 

RALPH A. LOGAN,
by Mort Panish

 

185

 

 

ROBERT W. MANN,
the MIT News Office Submitted by the NAE Home Secretary

 

191

 

 

JOHN L. MCLUCAS,
by Allen Puckett

 

195

 

 

RUBEN F. METTLER,
by Tom Everhart

 

201

 

 

ALAN S. MICHAELS,
by Andreas Acrivos

 

207

 

 

A. RICHARD NEWTON,
by Teresa Moore Submitted by the NAE Home Secretary

 

217

 

 

CHARLES NOBLE,
the Charles Noble Family Submitted by the NAE Home Secretary

 

223

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FREDERIC C.E. ODER,
by Vance Coffman

 

229

 

 

RONALD SAMUEL RIVLIN,
by G.I. Barenblatt and D.D. Joseph

 

235

 

 

GEORGE A. SAMARA,
by Al Romig

 

241

 

 

REUBEN SAMUELS,
by James Lammie

 

247

 

 

DUDLEY A. SAVILLE,
by William R. Schowalter

 

253

 

 

MILTON CLAYTON SHAW,
by Ranga Komanduri and Barbara Shaw Zitzewitz Submitted by the NAE Home Secretary

 

261

 

 

SHAN-FU SHEN,
by F.K. Moore

 

269

 

 

ALAN F. SHUGART,
by Gordon F. Hughes Submitted by the NAE Home Secretary

 

275

 

 

JOHN WISTAR SIMPSON,
by William Howard Arnold

 

279

 

 

ROBERT M. SNEIDER,
by Michael Prats

 

287

 

 

VIVIAN T. STANNETT,
by Donald R. Paul

 

293

 

 

DAVID TABOR,
by Ian M. Hutchings and Brian J. Briscoe Submitted by the NAE Home Secretary

 

299

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CHEN-TO TAI,
by Dipak L. Sengupta and Thomas B.A. Senior Submitted by the NAE Home Secretary

 

305

 

 

GORDON K. TEAL,
by Don W. Shaw

 

311

 

 

ALEXANDER ROBERT TROIANO,
by Arthur H. Heuer and Gary M. Michal

 

315

 

 

ALAN MANNERS VOORHEES,
by Thomas B. Deen

 

321

 

 

PAUL WEIDLINGER,
by Matthys P. Levy

 

329

 

 

ALVIN M. WEINBERG,
by Jeffrey Wadsworth

 

333

 

 

JAMES WILLIAM WESTWATER,
by Richard Alkire and Thomas Hanratty

 

339

 

 

J. EDWARD WHITE,
by Robert J. Weimer

 

343

 

 

DEAN E. WOOLDRIDGE,
by John P. Stenbit

 

349

 

 

LEO YOUNG,
by Arye Rosen

 

355

 

 

APPENDIX,

 

359

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FOREWORD

THIS IS THE TWELFTH VOLUME in the series of Memorial Tributes compiled by the National Academy of Engineering as a personal remembrance of the lives and outstanding achievements of its members and foreign associates. These volumes are intended to stand as an enduring record of the many contributions of engineers and engineering to the benefit of humankind. In most cases, the authors of the tributes are contemporaries or colleagues who had personal knowledge of the interests and the engineering accomplishments of the deceased.

Through its members and foreign associates, the Academy carries out the responsibilities for which it was established in 1964. Under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering was formed as a parallel organization of outstanding engineers. Members are elected on the basis of significant contributions to engineering theory and practice and to the literature of engineering or on the basis of demonstrated unusual accomplishments in the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology.

The National Academies share a responsibility to advise the federal government on matters of science and technology. The expertise and credibility that the National Academy of Engineering bring to that task stem directly from the abilities, interests, and achievements of our members and foreign associates, our colleagues and friends, whose special gifts we remember in these pages.


Thomas F. Budinger

Home Secretary

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