1953 Award Recipients

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Diane Randall
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ALLEN ABRAMS
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

JULIAN D. CONOVER
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

ARMIN ELMENDORF
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

ARTHUR C. NIELSEN
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

LESTER C. ROGERS
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

WILLIAM E. SCHUBERT
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

ALLEN ABRAMS

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ALLEN ABRAMS

Vice-President and Director of Research, Marathon Corporation, Rothschild, Wisconsin.

Born, Butler, Pa., Jan. 27, 1889.

B.A., Washington and Jefferson College, 1910.

B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1915.

Sc.D., (Honorary) Washington and Jefferson College, 1937.

Instructor, M.I.T., 1915-16 and 1920-21.

Chemist, Bemis Bag Co., 1916-17.

Chief Chemist, Cornell Wood Products Co., 1921-26.

Technical Director, Marathon Corporation, 1926-40.

Vice-President and Director of Research, Marathon Corporation, 1940 to date; Director, various other corporations.

Many technical contributions to pulp and paper industry.

In 1947, designated by American Chemical Society as "one of the ten most able industrial chemists in America."

Member of many technical and civic organizations.

JULIAN D. CONOVER

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JULIAN D. CONOVER

Secretary and Executive Vice-President, American Mining Congress, Washington, D. C.

Born, Madison, Wisconsin, Dec. 27, 1895.

B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1917.

E.M., University of Wisconsin, 1921.

Graduate work and teaching in engineering and geology, University of Wisconsin, 1917-19.

Geological exploration and mining engineering for Wisconsin and U. S. Geological Surveys and various mining companies 1914-23.

Executive Secretary, Tri-State Zinc and Lead Ore Producers Association, 1924-29.

Secretary, American Zinc Institute, New York, 1929-34.

Secretary and Executive Vice-President, American Mining Congress, Washington, D. C. 1935 to date.

Member, various technical and civic organizations.

Author of many technical and professional articles.

Many addresses before scientific and industrial groups.

ARMIN ELMENDORF

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ARMIN ELMENDORF

President, Elmendorf Research, Inc., Chicago, Vice-President, Flexwood Co., Chicago.

Born, San Antonio, Texas, Sept. 8, 1890.

B.S., University of Illinois, 1914.

M.S., University of Wisconsin, 1917.

M.E., University of Wisconsin, 1919.

Instructor, College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1914-17.

Engineer, U. S. Forest Products Laboratory, 1917-19.

Research and consulting engineer in the field of forest products, Vickers, Ltd., London and various companies in the U. S.

Inventor of many products of paper and wood.

Holder of about 70 patents.

Author of various technical papers and articles.

In 1943, recipient of "Modern Pioneer" citation by National Association of Manufacturers.

Trustee, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.

ARTHUR C. NIELSEN

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ARTHUR C. NIELSEN

President, A. C. Nielsen Company. Chicago, New York and San Francisco.

Born, Chicago, Sept. 5, 1897.

B.S. in E.E., University of Wisconsin, 1918.

Elec. Eng. with Isko Co., and H. P. Gould Co. until 1923.

Founded A. C. Nielsen Co., Chicago in 1923.

Many Index Services in the field of marketing research.

Recipient of the Silver Medal of the Annual Advertising Awards Committee, 1936; the Chicago Advertising Club Award, 1940, and the Paul D. Converse Award of the American Marketing Association, 1951.

Trustee of Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Recipient of citation from Wisconsin Alumni Association in 1952 for distinguished contributions to welfare of the University.

Veteran tennis player, winning three national tennis tides, 1946.

LESTER C. ROGERS

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LESTER C. ROGERS

President, Bates & Rogers Construction Corporation, Chicago.

Born, Elgin, Ill., Sept. 26, 1893.

B.S. in C.E., University of Wisconsin, 1915.

Engineer, Bates & Rogers Construction Corp., 1915-17.

Supt., District Manager, Vice-President and Director, Bates & Rogers Const. Corp., 1919-36.

President, Bates & Rogers Const. Corp. since 1937.

Member of many engineering and technical societies.

Director, Associated General Contractors of America.

Trustee, University of Wisconsin Y.M.C.A., Y.W.C.A. of Chicago, George Williams College of Chicago.

WILLIAM E. SCHUBERT

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WILLIAM E. SCHUBERT

Vice-President and General Manager, Wisconsin-Michigan Power Co., Appleton, Wisconsin

Born, Milwaukee, Feb. 8, 1897.

B.S. in M.E., University of Wisconsin, 1924.

M.E., University of Wisconsin, 1932.

Entered utility service in test work with Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Co. Served successively as Engineer, Chief Engineer, Asst. Gen. Manager and General Manager and Vice-President of Wisconsin-Michigan Power Co. Pioneered in development of hatch-type hydro-electric station in Wisconsin and application of simple induction generator for utility system use in remote areas.

Director of Trees for Tomorrow.

Longtime practical conservationist in watershed control through reforestation.

Member of many technical and engineering societies.

Active participant in civil and recreational activities of Wisconsin.




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