1949 Award Recipients

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JOSEPH ALBERT CUTLER
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

ALBERT J. GOEDJEN
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

WILLIAM J. GREDE
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

LEROY FRANCIS HARZA
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

EUGENE C. HERTHEL
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

HARVEY V. HIGLEY
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

LOUIS RICHARD HOWSON
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

HARRY KARL IHRIG
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

WILLIAM R. KELLETT
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

ERNST A. LONGENECKER
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

EDWIN F. NELSON
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

J. F. ROBERTS
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

LEON A. SMITH
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

HALSTEN J. THORKELSON
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

H. L. WOOLHISER
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

JOSEPH ALBERT CUTLER

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JOSEPH ALBERT CUTLER

President and General Manager, Johnson Service Company, Milwaukee.

Born, Dodgeville, Wis., Nov. 29, 1886.

B. S. in Civil Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1909.

Instructor in Topographical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1909-12. Sales Engineer Johnson Service Company 1912-28, Vice-President 1928-38, present position since 1938.

Member American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers and Engineers' Society of Milwaukee. Member Wisconsin Foundation and University of Wisconsin Athletic Board. President Wisconsin Alumni Association 1946-47. Director Milwaukee Association of Commerce.


ALBERT J. GOEDJEN

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ALBERT J. GOEDJEN

Vice President Wisconsin Public Service Corporation and General Manager Menominee Light and Traction Company.

Born, Two Rivers, Wis., Feb. 6, 1885.

B. S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1907.

General Electric Co. 1907-09; Commonwealth Edison Co. 1909-10; Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Co. 1910-13; Merchants Heat and Light Co. 1913-16; Wisconsin Public Service Co. 1916-22 and 1928-49; Menominee and Marinette Light and Traction Co. 1922 to present.

Past President Wisconsin Alumni Association; Past President Wisconsin Utilities Association; Member Board of Visitors of University of Wisconsin.


WILLIAM J. GREDE

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WILLIAM J. GREDE

President Grede Foundries, Inc., Milwaukee.

Born, Milwaukee, February 24, 1897.

University of Wisconsin 1915-17.

Foundry work in Illinois 1917-20. Purchased Liberty Foundry, Milwaukee, in 1920, and has since headed his own foundry business, which now includes three iron foundries and two steel foundries.

Director and Past President Wisconsin Manufacturers Association; Director National Association of Manufacturers; Director Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Member of local and national boards of Young Men's Christian Association.


LEROY FRANCIS HARZA

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LEROY FRANCIS HARZA

Consulting Engineer Chicago.

Born, Brookings Co., South Dakota, Feb. 6, 1882.

B. S. in Civil Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1906.

Instructor in Mathematics, Michigan State College, 1902-04; Instructor in Hydraulics, University of Wisconsin, 1906-07; with Daniel W. Mead, Madison, 1907-12; consulting engineer, Portland, Oregon, 1912-16; with James 0. Heyworth, Chicago, 1916-20; in private practice, as consulting engineer 1920 to present.


EUGENE C. HERTHEL

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EUGENE C. HERTHEL

Manager, Research and Development Department, Sinclair Refining Company, Harvey, Illinois.

Born, Chicago, Jan. 8, 1894.

B. S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1915.

With Standard Oil Co. for a year after graduation; since then with Sinclair Refining Co. as chemist 1917-19; Assistant Refinery Superintendent 1918-1919; Superintendent Pressure Still Dept. 1919-22; then Assistant to the Vice President and subsequently in present position.

Member American Chemical Society. During the war, member of the Technical Advisory Committee and the Aviation Gasoline Committee of the Petroleum Administration for War. Past Chairman of the Village Trustees of Flossmoor, Ill., his home.


HARVEY V. HIGLEY

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HARVEY V. HIGLEY

Chairman of the Board, Ansul Chemical Company, Marinette, Wisconsin.

Born, Cheshire, Ohio, Oct. 26, 1892.

B. S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1915.

Captain, C. W. S., Reserve. With General Roofing Co., St. Louis, 1915-16; Isko, Inc., Detroit, 1916-17; Ansul Chemical Co. 1917 to present. President 1938-48, present position since 1948.

Member American Society of Refrigerating Engineers; American Chemical Society. Director, First National Bank of Marinette, State Commander American Legion, 1941-42, Chairman, Republican Party of Wisconsin since 1947.


LOUIS RICHARD HOWSON

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LOUIS RICHARD HOWSON

Consulting Engineer, partner with Alvord, Burdick and Howson, Chicago.

Born, Clinton, Iowa, Apr. 19, 1887.

B. S. in Civil Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1908.

C. E., University of Wisconsin, 1912.

Associated with Alvord and Burdick, hydraulic and sanity engineers, Chicago, since shortly after graduation. Became a partner in firm in 1922.

Member and past president American Waterworks Association; member and past president Western Society of Engineers; member American Society of Civil Engineers; American Society of Mechanical Engineers; American Welding Society, and Illinois Society of Engineers.


HARRY KARL IHRIG

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HARRY KARL IHRIG

Vice President and Director of Laboratories, Globe Steel Tubes, Co., Milwaukee.

Born, Appleton, Wis., April 16, 1898.

Carlson College 1915-16.

B.S. University of North Dakota 1919.

M. S. University of North Dakota 1920.

Ph. D. University of California 1923.

Member American Institute of Chemical Engineers; American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers; National Society of Professional Engineers. Author "Outline of the Metallurgy of Iron and Steel". Recipient of Robert W. Hunt Medal, American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, 1947.


WILLIAM R. KELLETT

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WILLIAM R. KELLETT

General Superintendent and Director, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Neenah, Wisconsin.

Born, Neenah-Menasha, Wis., April 7, 1899.

B. S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1922.

With Kimberly-Clark since 1923, working especially on creped wadding products, became Assistant General Superintendent in 1943 and General Superintendent and Director in 1945.

Trustee of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation; Member of Board of Trustees of Milwaukee Downer Seminary; Member Executive Board Diocese of Fond du Lac; Director Inland Lake Yachting Association.


ERNST A. LONGENECKER

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ERNST A. LONGENECKER

President and General Manager, LeRoi Company, Milwaukee.

Born, West Andover, Ohio, Apr. 6, 1896.

B. S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1922.

Military service during First World War; reserve commission as Major in Air Corps. Instructor in Thermodynamics, University of Wisconsin, 1922-24; with Fairbanks Morse Co. 1924-26; American Lace Paper Co. 1926-28; Le Roi Co. 1928-33; Charles A. Krause Milling Co. 1933-40. President of Lauson Co., New Holstein, Wisconsin, 1940-47.

Present position since 1947.


EDWIN F. NELSON

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EDWIN F. NELSON

Vice President, Universal Oil Products Company, Chicago.

Born, Superior, Wis., March 7, 1900.

B. S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1924.

Member American Chemical Society; American Institute of Chemical Engineers; American Petroleum Institute; Western Society of Engineers. Holder of numerous patents bearing on petroleum refining.


J. F. ROBERTS

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J. F. ROBERTS

Manager Hydraulic Department, Allis–Chalmers Manufacturing Company, Milwaukee.

Born, Shullsburg, Wis., Sept. 1, 1896.

B. S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1918.

Military service in First World War. With Allis–Chalmers Co. 1919-27 as a graduate student, test engineer and sales engineer. Hydraulic engineer with Power Corporation of Canada, Montreal, 1927-36. With Tennessee Valley Authority 1936-42 as Senior Mechanical Engineer, Principal Mechanical Engineer, and Head Hydraulic Engineer. Present position since l942.


LEON A. SMITH

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LEON A. SMITH

Superintendent of Madison Water Department.

Born, Elgin, Illinois, Aug. 30, 1890.

B. S. in Civil Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1912.

With R. G. Arnold, Consulting Engineer, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, 1912; Assistant City Engineer of Madison 1912-16; Superintendent of Madison Water Department 1916-18; Emergency Fleet Corporation, San Diego, Cal., 1918-19; present position since 1919.


HALSTEN J. THORKELSON

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HALSTEN J. THORKELSON

Vice President and Director (Retired), Kohler Company, Kohler, Wisconsin.

Born, Racine, Wisconsin, Jan. 18, 1875.

B. S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1898.

M. E. University of Wisconsin 1900.

Assistant Superintendent with J. I. Case Plow Works until 1902. Taught in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1902-14. Business Manager of the University 1914-21. General Education Board of New York City, 1921-28. Kohler Co. 1928-1943.

While at Kohler served as Trustee of Milwaukee-Downer College and as Director of the Security National Bank.


H. L. WOOLHISER

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H. L. WOOLHISER

City Manager of Winnetka, Illinois.

Born, South Wayne, Wisconsin, March 27, 1886.

B. S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1912.

Engineering staff, Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1910-13; instructor in Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1912-13; valuation and rate engineer with Sloan, Huddle, Feustel and Freeman, 1914-16; present position since 1917.

Member National Municipal League; American Institute of Electrical Engineers; Western Society of Engineers; Past President International City Managers Association. Co-author of text book on "Local Planning Administration".




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