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Members of the NBS Visiting Committee from 1901-1987

Name
Title and Organization
Years Served
Albert Ladd Colby Consulting Engineer in Metallurgy & Secretary
Association of American Steel Manufactures
1901-1907
Dr. Elihu Thomson Electrical Engineer
General Electric Co.
1901-1918
Dr. Ira Remsen Director of Chemical Laboratory & President
John Hopkins University
1901-1909
Dr. Henry S. Pritchett President
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; later President
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

1901-1910

Prof. Edward L. Nichols Professor of Physics
Cornell University
1901-1911
Dr. Robert S. Woodward President
Carnegie Institution of Washington
1908-1912
Prof. Henry M. Howe Professor of Metallurgy
Columbia University
1909-1914
Prof. Arthur G. Webster Director, Physics Laboratory
Clark University
1910-1915
Prof. John F. Hayford Director, College of Engineering
Northwestern University
1912-1921
Prof. Arthur E. Kennelly
Professor of Electrical Engineering
Harvard University
1912-1917
John R. Freeman Consulting Engineer


1915-1924 & 1926-1931
Prof. William A. Noyes Director, Chemical Laboratory
University of Illinois
1915-1920
Prof. Joseph S. Ames Director, Physical Laboratory
John Hopkins University
1917-1922
Prof. Fred W. McNair President
Michigan College of Mines
1921-1923
Prof. Wilder D. Bancroft Professor of Physical Chemistry
Cornell University
1920-1925
Dr. Ambrose Swasey Chairman of the Board
Warner & Swasey Co.
1921-1926
Dr. Samuel W. Stratton President
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1923-1931
Gano Dunn President
J.G. White Engineering Corporation
1923-1948
Prof. William F. Durand Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Leland Stanford University

1924-1929
Dr. Willis R. Whitney Director
General Electric Research Laboratory
1925-1930
Dr. Charles F. Kettering Director of Research & Vice President
General Motors Corp.

1929-1934 & 1947-1952
Dr. Charles L. Reese Consulting Chemist
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.
1930-1935
Mr. Morris E. Leeds
President
Leeds & Northrup Co.
1931-1941
Dr. Karl T. Compton President
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1931-1947
Dr. William D. Coolidge Vice President & Director of Research
General Electric Co.
1935-1949
Dr. Frank B. Jewett Vice President of Research & Development
American Telephone & Telegraph Co.; and President
National Academy of Sciences
1935-1945
Dr. Vannevar Bush President
Carnegie Institution of Washington; and
Director
Office of Scientific Research & Development
1942-1946
Dr. Harold C. Urey Research Professor of Chemistry
University of Chicago
1945-1950
Dr. Eugene P. Wigner Metallurgical Laboratory
University of Chicago; and
Director of Research
Clinton Laboratories
1946-1951
Dr. Robert F. Mehl Director, Metals Research Laboratory
Carnegie Institute of Technology
1948-1953
Dr. Donald H. Menzel Chairman, Department of Astronomy
Harvard University; and
Associate Director
Harvard Observatory
1949-1954
Dr. Detlev W. Bronk President
Johns Hopkins University
1950-1960
Prof. John H. Van Vleck Dean, Division of Applied Science
Harvard University

1951-1956
Dr. Mervin J. Kelly President
Bell Telephone Laboratories
1952-1962
Dr. Clyde E. Williams Director
Battelle Memorial Institute
1953-1958
Dr. Crawford H. Greenewalt President
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.
1954-1964
Prof. Frederick Seitz Chairman, Department of Physics
University of Illinois
1956-1961
Dr. Lloyd V. Berkner Scientific Research Administrator; Chairman
Space Science Board
National Academy of Sciences
1957-1962
Prof. Charles H. Townes Department of Physics
Columbia University; and
Consultant
Brookhaven National Laboratories
1960-1965
Emanuel R. Priore Vice President and Chief Scientist
International Business Machines Corporation
1962-1972
Elmer W. Engstrom President
Radio Corporation of America
1963-1971
Paul C. Cross President
Mellon Institute
1964-1969
Norman F. Ramsey Department of Physics
Harvard University

1965-1970 & 1982-1987
Robert L. Sproull Vice President
University of Rochester
1966-1971
Jack E. Goldman Senior Vice President, Research and Development,
Xerox Corporation
1969-1974
James C. Fletcher President
University of Utah
1970-1971
Milton Harris Founder
Harris Research Laboratories, Inc.
1971-1973
Arthur M. Bueche Vice President, Research and Development
General Electric Company
1971-1975
H. Guyford Stever President
Carnegie Mellon
1971-1971
John G. Truxal Dean, College of Engineering
State University of New York at Stonybrook
1972-1976
Charles E. Peck Vice President, Construction Group
Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corporation
1972-1977
Edwin A. Gee Senior Vice President
E.I. du Pont
1973-1978
Robert H. Dicke Department of Physics
Princeton University
1974-1979
W. Dale Compton Vice President, Research
Ford Motor Company
1975-1980
William D. Carey
Executive Officer
American Association for the Advancement of Science
1976-1981
William K. Linvill Department of Engineering Economics
Stanford University
1977-1980
Dorothy M. Simon Vice President
Research Avco Corporation
1978-1983
Walter H. Stockmayer Department of Chemistry
Dartmouth College
1979-1984
Russell G. Meyerand Jr. Vice President, Technology
United Technologies Corp.
1980-1985
Bernard M. Oliver Vice President
Hewlett-Packard Company
1981-1986
Robert H. Pry Consultant
Gould Inc.
1983-1988
William D. Manly Senior Vice President
Cabot Corporation
1984-1989*
Arden L. Bement Vice President, Technical Resources, Service and Technology Department
TRW, Inc.
1985-1990*
John G. Bollinger Dean, College of Engineering
University of Wisconsin
1987-1991*

 

*Membership carried over from the NBS Visiting Committee to the NIST Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology created in 1988.