1957 Award Recipients

ALLEN McKINNON SLIGHTER
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

DONALD C. SLIGHTER
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

LOUIS BYRNE SLIGHTER
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

SUMNER H. SLIGHTER
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

ALLEN McKINNON SLIGHTER

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ALLEN McKINNON SLIGHTER

President, Pelton Steel Casting Company, Milwaukee, President, Pacific Alloy Engineering Corporation, San Diego.

Born, Madison, February 18, 1898.

B.S. (Geology), University of Wisconsin, 1918.

Ensign, USNR, 1918-19.

With Turner Construction Co., on oil refinery construction in Texas, 1919-20.

With Stowell Co., South Milwaukee, Production and Sales, 1920-25.

With Pelton Steel Casting Co., assisting in its organization and serving, successively, as Secretary, Vice President, and General Manager, 1925-47; President since 1947.

President, Pacific Alloy Engineering Corp. since 1954.

Director: Pekon Steel Casting Co.; Pacific Alloy Engineering Corp.; Whitefish Bay State Bank; American Foundrymen's Society; Employers' Association of Milwaukee.

Member, Steel Founders' Society of America since 1929; Director, 6th District, 1952-54; also Vice President; awarded Lorenz Medal of the Society for 1956.

DONALD C. SLIGHTER

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DONALD C. SLIGHTER

Vice President, The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee.

Born, Madison, July 3, 1900.

B.S. (Chemical Engineering), University of Wisconsin, 1922.

With Lake Superior District Power Co.: Summer employment, 1917-21; Operations, Property Acquisition, and Finance, 1922-25.

With Mason, Slichter, and Gauld, Consulting Engineers, Madison, on geophysical surveys at Toronto, Ontario, 1925-29.

With Midwest Investment Co., T. E. Brittingham, Jr., Madison, Private Investment Funds, 1929-34.

With The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company: Bond Department 1934; Director of Public Utility and Industrial Bond Research, 1934-49; Vice President since 1949; Trustee, 1952; Member, Executive Committee, 1956.

Director: Chain Belt Co., Milwaukee; Pacific Alloy Engineering Corp., San Diego, Cal.; Pelton Steel Casting Co., Milwaukee; Lake Superior District Power Co., Ashland.

Trustee and Treasurer, Lawrence College, Appleton.

Trustee: Milwaukee-Downer College; Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.

Registered Professional Engineer in Wisconsin.

LOUIS BYRNE SLIGHTER

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LOUIS BYRNE SLIGHTER

Director, Institute of Geophysics, University of California, Los Angeles.

Born, Madison, May 19, 1896.

A.B., 1917; M.A., 1920; Ph.D. (Physics), 1922; all at the University of Wisconsin.

Student Test Engineer, General Electric Co., 1917.

Ensign, USNR, 1917-18.

Physicist, Submarine Signal Corps, Boston, 1922-24.

With Mason, Slichter, and Gauld on geophysical explorations, 1924-31.

Research Associate, California Institute of Technology, 1930-31.

Associate Professor (one year) and Professor of Geophysics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1931-45.

Member, Division 6, Office of Scientific Research and Development, 1942-45.

Rockefeller Fellow, 1946.

Professor of Geophysics, University of Wisconsin, 1946-47.

In present position since 1947.

Elected to membership in National Academy of Sciences, 1944.

Recipient of Presidential Certificate of Merit, 1948.

Author of numerous technical papers relating to geophysics.

SUMNER H. SLIGHTER

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SUMNER H. SLIGHTER

Lamont University Professor, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Born, Madison, January, 1892.

A.B. University of Wisconsin, 1913.

M.A. 1914. Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1918.

2nd Lieutenant, U.S. Army, 1918-19.

Instructor, Princeton University, 1919-20.

Assistant Professor and Professor, Cornell University, 1920-30.

Member of Staff of Brookings Institution, Washington, D. C., 1925-30

Professor of Business Economics, Harvard University, 1930-40.

Lament University Professor since 1940.

Vice President, American Association of University Professors, 1936-37.

President, American Economic Association, 1941.

President, Industrial Relations Research Association, 1949.

Chairman, Research Advisory Board Committee for Economic Development, 1942-51.

Chairman, Advisory Council on Social Security for U. S. Senate, 1947-48.

Economic Adviser, Incorporated Investors, since 1946.

Honorary LL.D. degrees from Lehigh University, Northwestern University, University of Wisconsin, University of Rochester, and Harvard University.

Author: "Union Policies and Industrial Management", and many other books and articles.




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