William Le Roy Emmet

William Le Roy Emmet

Infobox Scientist
name = William Le Roy Emmet

birth_date = birth date|1858|7|10
birth_place = New Rochelle, New York
death_date = death date and age|1941|9|26|1858|7|10
death_place =
residence = United States
citizenship =
nationality = American
ethnicity =
fields = Electrical engineering
workplaces = General Electric Company
alma_mater = U.S. Naval Academy
known_for =
influences =
influenced =
awards = IEEE Edison Medal

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William Le Roy Emmet (New Rochelle, NY, July 10, 1858- September 26, 1941) was an electrical engineer who made major contributions to alternating current power systems including the design of large rotary converters.

He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1881. He joined the Edison General Electric Company in 1891. Three years later, after a merger, he became employee of General Electric Company (GE). Emmet became a leading advocate of the electric propulsion of ships.

He received the AIEE Edison Medal in 1919 "For inventions and developments of electrical apparatus and primo movers." He received the Elliott Cresson Medal of the Franklin Institute in 1920 and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Emmet worked at GE into his 70s and held 122 patents. [Current Biography 1941, p262 ]


* [http://www.ieee.org/web/aboutus/history_center/biography/emmet.html IEEE History Site William Le Roy Emmet]
* [http://tardis.union.edu/community/project95/HOH/Biography/emmet.html Hall of History]


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