1955 Award Recipients

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GORDON FOX
JOB TITLE 1
The 19 Benjamin Smith Reynolds Award

HENRY J. HUNT
JOB TITLE 2
The 19 Byron Bird Award

RALPH J. KRAUT
JOB TITLE 3
The 19 Ragnar E. Onstad Award

IRV1NG L. WADE
JOB TITLE 4
19 Bollinger Academic Staff Award

KENNETH M. WATSON
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

GORDON FOX

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GORDON FOX

Consultant, Freyn Engineering Department, Koppers Company, Inc., Chicago.

Born, Milwaukee, January 1, 1887.

B.S (E.E.), University of Wisconsin, 1908.

Testing engineer, Northern Electric Manufacturing Company, 1908-09.

Construction and sales engineer, General Electric Co., Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1909-14.

Engineer, Mark Manufacturing Company, Evanston, Illinois, 1914-16.

Electrical Engineer, The Steel and Tube Company of America, Indiana Harbor, 1916-20.

Electrical Engineer with Freyn Company since 1920, Vice President, 1934-50.

Vice President, Koppers Co., Inc., 1950-52; consultant since 1952.

Has spent six years in Europe in connection with development of steel industry.

Author of books and numerous technical articles dealing with the steel industry and the application of electric motors and controls.

Holder of numerous patents.

HENRY J. HUNT

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HENRY J. HUNT

Vice President, Mead and Hunt, Inc., Consulting Engineer, Madison.

Born, Stoughton, September 20, 1884.

B.S. (C.E.), University of Wisconsin, 1906.

C.E., University of Wisconsin, 1912.

While a student, he held a part-time position in Mr. D. W. Mead's consulting engineering office.

Took full-time position in that office on graduation, and has been with the firm ever since.

Became a partner in Mead, Ward, and Hunt, Inc., in 1933, in charge of design and construction of major hydraulic engineering works.

Present position since 1949.

In charge of revision of Mead "Hydrology", 1950.

RALPH J. KRAUT

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RALPH J. KRAUT

Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and General Manager, The Giddings & Lewis Machine Tool Company, Fond du Lac.

Born, Chicago, November 24, 1908.

B.S. (M.E.), University of Wisconsin, 1930.

Production Engineer, A. 0. Smith Corporation, 1931.

With General Electric Company as Engineer and Auditor, 1931-35.

With Giddings & Lewis since 1935; in present position since 1945.

Concurrently with Kaukauna Machine Corporation since 1939; Chairman of the Board and Director since 1948.

Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry, U. S. Army, 1942-45, in New Guinea campaign and Philippine liberation.

Member of Board of Directors of First National Bank of Fond du Lac, Nekoosa-Edwards Paper Company, and Wisconsin Manufacturers' Association.

IRV1NG L. WADE

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IRV1NG L. WADE

General Superintendent of Generating Stations, Commonwealth Edison Company, Chicago.

Born, Evergreen Park, Illinois, January 8, 1900.

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

With Public Service Company of Northern Illinois since graduation, as, successively, Assistant Fuel Engineer, Superintendent of generating station at Joliet, Superintendent of Electrical Production in charge of generating stations, and Manager of Production in charge of generating stations and sub-stations.

In present position since merger of Public Service Company into Commonwealth Edison Company in 1952.

Holder of patents, and author of technical articles on steam power generation.

KENNETH M. WATSON

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KENNETH M. WATSON

Vice President, Research and Development, The Pure Oil Company, Crystal Lake, Illinois.

Born, Herman, Minnesota, August 17, 1903.

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

M.S. (Ch.E.), 1924, University of Wisconsin.

Ph. D., 1929, University of Wisconsin.

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin 1929-31; Research Professor, 1942-49.

With Universal Oil Products Company, 1931-41, the last six years as Director of Engineering Research.

Chairman of Technical Committee for Gulf Oil Corporation, 194l-42.

Consultant to War Production Board, 1942-46.

Independent consultant to various petroleum and chemical companies 1949-52.

Present position since 1952.

Author of many technical papers and of several textbooks in chemical engineering.

Recipient of 1948 William H. Walker Award of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.




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