1952 Award Recipients

ORRIN E. ANDRUS
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

WILLIAM E. CRAWFORD
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

ROBERT C. JOHNSON
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

WALTER A. OLEN
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

BENJAMIN S. REYNOLDS
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

GEORGE P. STEINMETZ
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

GLENN B. WARREN
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

JULIUS F. WOLFF, SR.
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

ORRIN E. ANDRUS

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ORRIN E. ANDRUS

Assistant Director, Research and Engineering, A. 0. Smith Corporation, Milwaukee.

Born, Troy Center, December 28, 1899.

With A. 0. Smith Corporation, 1918-21 assisting in development of new type of welding electrode.

B.S. (Ch.E.), 1926, Stanford University; University of Wisconsin.

Instructor, University of Wisconsin, 1 semester.

Rejoined A, 0. Smith Corporation 1926: organized and directed first integrated research laboratory; directed service and development laboratory for Pacific Coast Division, 1938-50; returned to Milwaukee plant 1950.

Member: American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Institute of Electrical Engineers, National Association of Corrosion Engineers, American Society for Metals, Engineering Society of Milwaukee, Industrial Research Institute, Toastmasters' International, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Lambda Upsilon.

Holder of many patents in the fields of welding, corrosion and ceramics.

WILLIAM E. CRAWFORD

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WILLIAM E. CRAWFORD

Director of Research and Engineering, A. 0. Smith Corporation, Milwaukee.

Born, Big Rapids, Michigan, August 21, 1889.

B.S. (E.E.), 1914, University of Michigan.

Highschool teacher and principal.

Engineer with Republic Truck Company and Duplex Truck Company in Michigan and Mitchell Motor Company in Racine.

Joined A. 0. Smith Corporation in 1920. Has had charge of welding research, electrical research and the patent department.

Member: Engineering Society of Milwaukee (past president), American Welding Society, American Institute of Engineering, Milwaukee Patent Law Association (past president), National Society of Professional Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society for Metals, National Association of Corrosion Engineers, American Society for Engineering Education, Research Engineering Society, Industrial Research Institute, Wisconsin Registration Board of Architects and Professional Engineers.

Author of articles on inventions and the engineer.

Holds numerous patents on resistance welding of well couplings and of pipe for transmission of gas and oil.

ROBERT C. JOHNSON

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ROBERT C. JOHNSON

President, Siesel Construction Company, Milwaukee.

Born, St. Louis, Missouri, September 21, 1894.

B.S. (C.E.) 1917, University of Wisconsin.

1st Lt., U. S. Engineers 1918-19, with service in Archangel.

Engineer, Corrugated Bar Company, Chicago and Milwaukee, 1919-24.

Chief Engineer and Treasurer, Immel Construction Company, Fond du Lac, 1924-33.

State Director, Civil Works Administration, 1933-34.

State Office, National Recovery Administration, 1936-38.

Partner, Boynton & Johnson, Consulting Engineers, Milwaukee, 1938-40.

Civil engineer corps, U. S. Navy, 1940-47, attaining rank of Commodore; Awarded Legion of Merit with V for Iwo Jima operations.

Member: American Society of Civil Engineers, American Concrete Institute, National Society of Professional Engineers and many other technical associations. Member, Wisconsin Registration Board for Architects and Professional Engineers.

WALTER A. OLEN

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WALTER A. OLEN

President and General Manager, Four-Wheel Drive Auto Company, Clintonville.

Born, on a farm near Winneconne, January 31,1875.

Law Degree, 1899, Valparaiso University, with the distinction of being voted senior class speaker with an audience of 7000.

Selected Clintonville to begin practice of law in 1900.

Helped to found Four-Wheel Drive Company in 1910, becoming its first president and in 1913 its general manager.

In first world war, company furnished about 16,000 trucks for fighting forces; in second world war special trucks were built for island landing operations, for operation in the desert and for building ponton bridges for the army engineers.

A student of poetry, ancient history and music; lecturer on transportation, biblical biography and industrial subjects.

Operator of a forestry farm in Oconto County.

Contributor of trucks and funds for research purposes to several universities.

Author of numerous articles on automotive subjects.

BENJAMIN S. REYNOLDS

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BENJAMIN S. REYNOLDS

Chairman of the Board, Research Products Corporation, Madison.

Born, Milwaukee, May 21, 1885.

B.S. (General Engineering), 1909, University of Wisconsin.

From Apprentice to Engineer and Sales Engineer, Chain Belt Company, Milwaukee, 1909-16.

One of the incorporators of Burgess Battery Company, Madison, 1917; successively Treasurer, Manager and Vice President. Now Director.

Past officer and director, C. F. Burgess Laboratories, Madison.

Member: Technical Club of Madison (past president).

Director of Burgess Cellulose Company, Burgess—Manning Company, Research Products Corporation and First National Bank of Madison.

Member, University Board of Visitors.

GEORGE P. STEINMETZ

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GEORGE P. STEINMETZ

Chief Engineer, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, Madison.

Born, La Farge, April 2, 1896.

With 10th Field Artillery, AEF, 1917-19.

B.S. (C.E), 1923, University of Wisconsin.

With Wisconsin Railroad Commission and Public Service Commission 1923-42 and 1946 to date: engineer in charge of water power work 1926-33, in charge of valuations 1933-35, chief engineer since 1935.

Consultant for Tennessee Valley Authority and state of New York.

With Corps of Engineers as Major and Lt. Colonel 1942-45, Chief of Utilities Price Adjustment Branch, War Department Power Procurement Office, 1944-45.

Awarded Army Commendation Ribbon.

Consultant for National Security Resources Board on electric utilities and power supply, for military government in West Germany on decartelization of utilities, for Economic Cooperation Administration on utilities commissions for West Germany.

Member: American Society of Civil Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, Technical Club of Madison (past president), State Committee on Water Pollution (Chairman), Conference of Utility Commission Engineers (past president), Joint Committee, ASCE and American Bar Association on Rates and Rate Structures for Water and Sewage Works, Triangle, Chi Epsilon.

GLENN B. WARREN

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GLENN B. WARREN

General Manager, Turbine Division, General Electric Company, Schenectady.

Born, Rich Hill, Missouri, February 2, 1898.

B.S. (M.E.) 1919, University of Wisconsin.

M.E. 1925, University of Wisconsin.

With General Electric since 1920: in charge of research work on internal aerodynamics and thermodynamics on steam turbines, became designing engineer of large steam turbine department 1931, responsible for design of large public utility and industrial turbines and of turbine machinery for navy ships, responsible for design and development of aircraft gas turbines with axial flow compressors 1940-45. Became manager of engineering of turbine generator and gear division 1947, general manager 1949.

Member: American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Author of numerous technical articles in the field of turbine design and performance.

Awarded ASME Medal 1951 for leadership in the science and art of turbine design.

JULIUS F. WOLFF, SR.

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JULIUS F. WOLFF, SR.

Mining Engineer and Geologist, Duluth.

Born, Cumberland, November 19, 1885.

B.S. 1908, University of Wisconsin.

Engineer of Mines, 1911, University of Wisconsin.

In railroad and mining engineering work in midwest and northern Minnesota 1906-07.

With Oliver Iron Mining Company since 1908: final position, general mining engineer, from which he retired in 1950.

Largely responsible for treatment now used on wash ores of the Mesabi Range.

Assignments with U. S. Steel Corporation took him to the orient, Brazil, Mexico, Canada and many parts of the United States; he acquired for U. S. Steel Corporation all of its flourspar properties in Kentucky.

Special consultant in law suits involving valuation of mining properties.

His prospecting work in South America led to development of manganese and iron ore deposits by U. S. companies.

Author of many papers on economic and structural geology and development of taconite deposits.




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