1951 Award Recipients

CLARENCE H. LORIG
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

GROVER C. NEFF
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

EDWIN W. SEEGER
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

OLIVER W. STOREY
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

REUBEN N. TRANE
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

CLARENCE H. LORIG

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CLARENCE H. LORIG

Assistant Director, Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio.

Born, St. Paul, Minnesota, August 2, 1900.

B.S. 1924, University of Wisconsin.

M.S. 1925, University of Wisconsin.

Ph.D. 1928, University of Wisconsin.

Metallurgist, Stowell Co., Milwaukee, 1925-26; French Battery Co., Madison, 1926-27.

Asst. Professor of Metallurgical Engineering, Drexel Institute, Philadelphia, 1929-30.

Supervising Metallurgist, Battelle Memorial Institute, 1930-46.

Asst. Director, Battelle Memorial Institute since 1946.

Member: American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, The American Foundrymen's Society, The American Society for Metals, Society of Automotive Engineers.

Author of many articles for scientific, technical and trade journals.

Recipient in 1950 of Joseph S. Seaman Gold Medal from the American Foundrymen's Society for distinction in Metallurgical research.

GROVER C. NEFF

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GROVER C. NEFF

President, Wisconsin Power and Light Company, Madison, Wisconsin.

Born, at Milford, Indiana, August 12, 1886.

B.S. in C.E., 1907, Purdue University.

C.E. 1911, Purdue University.

Draftsman, American Bridge Company, Chicago, 1907.

Engineer, General Superintendent and Vice-President for Wisconsin Utility Companies, 1932-33.

President (under receivers), Middle West Utilities Company, 1932-33.

President, Wisconsin Power and Light Company since 1933.

Member, American, Institute of Electrical Engineers, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, Wisconsin Utilities Association, Tau Beta Pi, Madison Technical Club.

President, Edison Electric Institute, June, 1946-June, 1947.

Chairman, Rural Electric Service Committee of National Electric Light Association, 1922-27.

Author of many articles on electricity in agriculture.

Cooperator with University in research on applications of electricity to farm operations.

EDWIN W. SEEGER

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EDWIN W. SEEGER

Vice-President in Charge of Development, Cutler-Hammer, Inc., Milwaukee, Wis.

Born, Bucyrus, Ohio, May 22, 1892.

B.S. in M.E., E.E., 1913, Ohio State University.

Associated with Cutler–Hammer since 1913, in Shop and Engineering Department as General Supervisor in Engineering Department, Asst. Chief Engineer, Chief Engineer. Manager of Development, Vice-President in charge of development and Asst. Secretary.

Holder of approximately 80 patents on electromagnetic devices and control systems.

Author of many publications and magazine articles.

Member: International Association of Electrical Inspectors, Advisor Committee for Wisconsin State Electrical Code, Committee on Elevator Safety Code of American Standards Association, Navy League of United States, Army Ordnance Association.

Member: Eta Kappa Nu, Triangle, Sigma Xi, and various other technical committees and societies.

OLIVER W. STOREY

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OLIVER W. STOREY

Consultant, Burgess Battery Company.

Director and Secretary, Burgess Cellulose Company, Chicago, Illinois.

Born, Grafton, Wisconsin, September 15, 1888.

B.S. in Ch.E., 1910 and Ch.E., 1913, University of Wisconsin

Chemical Engineer, National Molding Company, Pittsburgh, 1910-12.

Instructor in Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1912-14.

Chemist and Director of corrosion section, U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1914-15.

Chemical and Metallurgical Engineer, and Director of Patent Department of C.F. Burgess Laboratories, 1915-45.

Director, Secretary and Treasurer, C. F. Burgess Laboratories and Secretary, Burgess Battery Company, 1938-44.

Consultant, Burgess Battery Company, Director and Secretary, Burgess Cellulose Company, since 1941.

Vice-President, The Electro-Chemical Society, 1929-31 and 1937-39.

Member: American Chemical Society, Society of Chemical Industry, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, Chicago Patent Law Association, Chicago Engineer's Club.

REUBEN N. TRANE

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REUBEN N. TRANE

President, The Trane Company, La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Born, La Crosse, Wisconsin, September 13, 1886.

B.S. in M.E. 1910, University of Wisconsin.

Organized, with Jack Wilkes and Sam Kerr, the Wisconsin Student Union.

With Machine Tool Manufacturer in Milwaukee, 1910-12.

Organized, with his father, the Trane Company, 1912.

Developed the first non-ferrous convector, 1926, and shortly after, non-ferrous extended surface heat transfer coils. Continuing research, under his direction, has resulted in many practical developments and accomplishments in the heating, ventilating and air conditioning fields.

Established Trane Student Engineering Course, 1925.

A Wisconsin "W" man. A member of four Wisconsin crews at Poughkeepsie races. Captain of crew in senior year.

Charter member and director, University of Wisconsin Foundation.

Holder of 27 patents on heating, ventilating and air conditioning.

Member: American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers, Pi Tau Sigma, Past President, La Crosse Chamber of Commerce, Trustee, La Crosse Y.M.C.A.




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