1956 Award Recipients

J. G. BAKER
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

ARTHUR WARDELL CONSOER
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

MELVIN J. EVANS
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

CHARLES A. HALBERT
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

T. D. JONES
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

KEITH S. McHUGH
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

J. G. BAKER

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J. G. BAKER

President, Baker Manufacturing Company, Evansville, Wisconsin.

Born, Evansville, Wisconsin, April 13, 1906.

B.S. (Mechanical Engineering), University of Wisconsin, 1928.

Employed in Westinghouse Research Laboratories, East Pittsburgh, Pa., on dynamics problems and the development of high-speed spinning machinery and balancing machines, 1928-38.

Became Chief Engineer of Baker Manufacturing Company in 1938; primarily concerned with the development of new products for farm water systems.

Worked during the war on combat vehicle and fire-control development for the National Defense Research Committee, since the war as consultant on controls for guided missiles and atomic powered submarines, and on the development, for his company, of water well equipment, and, for the Office of Naval Research, of hydrofoil systems for boats.

President of the company since 1947.

ARTHUR WARDELL CONSOER

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ARTHUR WARDELL CONSOER

Executive partner, Consoer, Townsend and Associates, Consulting Engineers, Chicago.

Born Chicago, December 1, 1891.

B.S. (Civil Engineering), University of Wisconsin, 1914.

Overseas service in World War I as Captain, Corps of Engineers.

Managing partner of present firm since he founded it in 1919. The firm has attained position of national prominence in the field of public works engineering and allied engineering work.

Served during World War II as consultant for the U.S. Chief of Engineers.

Member of important committees dealing with public affairs and public improvements in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Active in civic and social service work in the Chicago area.

Most active present interest is improving status of professional engineers and helping to enhance opportunities for young engineers.

MELVIN J. EVANS

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MELVIN J. EVANS

Melvin J. Evans Company, Management Engineering, Industrial Relations and Marketing.

Born, Chicago, October 15, 1890.

B.S. (Mechanical Engineering), University of Wisconsin, 1913.

Served in World War I as Lieutenant of Ordnance.

Held successive positions as Factory Executive, Doehler Die Casting Corporation; Sales Executive, Republic Flow Meters Company; and Vice President, Whiting Corporation.

Organized his own management engineering corporation.

Organized and met regularly with groups of students at University of Wisconsin to discuss and explore motivation and skills of leadership.

The ideas thus developed have expanded until today groups in industries in the United States, Canada, and Japan are working together in further expansion of the effort.

President, Democracy in Action, a non-profit corporation having as its objective Research in Personal Growth. Doctor of Laws, Carrol College.

CHARLES A. HALBERT

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CHARLES A. HALBERT

Wisconsin State Chief Engineer of Bureau of Engineering, retired.

Born, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, December 17, 1883.

B.S. (Civil Engineering) University of Wisconsin, 1908.

Has served the State of Wisconsin for 47 years, in successive employment: by Capitol Commission as the State's engineering representative on the construction of the capitol building; by Industrial Commission in charge of the preparation of the first state-wide building code in the United States; by Railroad Commission as water power engineer; and for the past thirty years as State Chief Engineer.

Was for 30 years a member of the Deep Waterways Commission and actively promoted the St. Lawrence Seaway.

Member of the State Water Pollution Committee since its creation.

Member of the Registration Board of Architects and Professional Engineers since 1930.

Retired from active service in 1955.

T. D. JONES

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T. D. JONES

Chief Lead Refinery Metallurgist, American Smelting and Refining Company, Barber New Jersey.

Born, Wales, Wisconsin, February 25, 1897.

B.S. (Metallurgy), University of Wisconsin, 1922.

Metallurgical Engineer, University of Wisconsin, 1929.

Started career at the Omaha, Nebraska, plant of the American Smelting and Refining Company in 1922, and has continuous service record of 34 years with the company.

Now Chief Metallurgist for three company plants in the United States, for one in Mexico, and for the Britannia Lead Company in England.

Author of "Lead Section," Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology; of section on "Treatment of Zinc Crust," Handbook of Non-ferrous Metallurgy; and of several articles in technical journals.

Holds a number of patents in the field of lead metallurgy.

KEITH S. McHUGH

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KEITH S. McHUGH

President, New York Telephone Company.

Born, Fort Collins, Colorado, February 22, 1895.

B.S. (Chemical Engineering), University of Wisconsin, 1917.

Overseas service with rank of Captain in World War I.

Engineer with American Telephone and Telegraph Company and Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company, 1919 to 1921.

With New York Telephone Company, from 1921, Vice President, 1929; with American Telephone and Telegraph Company, from 1929, Vice President, 1938; in present position since 1949.

Served in World War II on Board of War Communications, War Production Board, and Advisory Commission on Service Pay.

Awards include War Department Certificate of Appreciation, National Military Establishment Certificate of Appreciation, and Freedoms Foundation Civil Defense Award.

Director and member of numerous financial, industrial, and manufacturing firms and civic associations.

Doctor of Laws, Syracuse University.

Doctor of Engineering, Manhattan College.




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