IEEE Boston Section History

IEEE Boston Section History
Established date 1903-02-13
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Boston Section History

Boston was the 12th Branch in AIEE, and the 3rd in Region 1. Boston was very active in the founding of IRE, and provided 3 of the first 5 Presidents; John Greenleaf Pickard, Director of the Wireless Specialty Apparatus Company, in 1913; John Stone Stone, President of Stone Wireless and Telegraph Company, in 1915; and Arthur Kennelly, Professor of Engineering at Harvard and MIT, in 1916. Arthur Kennelly was also President of the AIEE in 1898-1900. There were three other Presidents of AIEE from Boston; Alexander Graham Bell, who taught and did his original telephone work in Boston; Comfort Adams, Professor at Harvard; and Frank Jewett, Professor at MIT. The first officers of IRE were: A. E. Kennelly, Chairman; and Melville Eastham, Secretary. The archives start in 1904, the year after Boston Joined the AIEE, and the officers for 1904 were: R. Fleming, Chairman; and G. H. Stickney, Secretary.

Boston Section has continued its very active support after the formation of IEEE in 1963. Richard Damon was elected IEEE President in 1981, and Dr. Arthur Winston in 2004. Nine Boston members have been elected Region 1 Directors and Chairman of the Region 1 BOG; Dr. W. Crawford Dunlap, 1966-1967; Dr. Harry Mimno, 1968-69; Dr. James Storer, 1970-71, Harold Goldberg, 1972-73; Dr. James Shepherd, 1978-79; Dr. Bruce Wedlock, 1982-83; John Kaczorowski, 1990-91; Dr. Arthur Winston, 1996-97; and Dr. Howard Michel, 2008-09. Fromm 1963 - 2009, Boston conducted 23 Regional Meetings for Region 1. From 1980-1988 Dr. Bruce Wedlock conducted the Spring Meetings at the MIT Stratton building, Student Center.

The Boston Section has been continually involved in the development of engineering knowledge, and new electronic inventions and product development. The Section formed the New England Research and Engineering Meeting (NEREM), which they operated until 1976 when NEREM merged with the New York IEEE International Conference (INTERCON) to form the Trade Show ELECTRO. The Boston and NEW York Sections continued to operate ELECTRO shows annually for 20 years until the program ceased to be financially self supporting. Boston area also provided key research and development in Electronics, with MIT, Lincoln Laboratory, and large firms such as Raytheon. There were key activities in Military Electronics.

Sister Section

In June 2009, the Boston Section set up an agreement to be sister Sections with the Montreal Section in Region 7.

AIEE Boston Section Officers

Year Chair Secretary
1904 C.L. Edgar C.B. Burleigh
1904-1905 R. Fleming G.H. Stickney
1906 C.A. Adams H.D. Jackson
1907 H.E. Clifford C.H. Porter
1908 A.E. Kennelly A.L. Pearson
1909 D.C. Jackson A.L. Pearson
1910 J.F. Vaughn Harry M. Hope
1911 William L. Hooper G.A. Rodenbaeck
1912 Fred P. Valentine G.A. Rodenbaeck
1913 N.J. Neall Leavitt L. Edgar
1914 George W. Palmer Harry F. Thomson
1915 L.L. Elden Ira M. Cushing
1916 Geo. A, Burnham Ira M. Cushing
1917 H.M. Hope Ira M. Cushing
1918 Ira M. Cushing Ira M. Cushing
1919 Irving E. Moultrop Ira M. Cushing
1920 W.I. Middleton Ira Cushing
1921 Lewis W. Abbott F.S. Dellenbaugh
1922 E.L. Moreland F.S. Dellenbaugh
1923 Alex Macomber Ira M. Cushing
1924 F.S. Dellenbaugh W.H. Colburn
1925 W.R. McCann W.H. Colburn
1926 Hartley Rowe W.H. Colburn
1927 E.W. Davis W.H. Colburn
1928 H.B. Dwight G.J. Crowdes
1929 W.H. Colburn G.J. Crowdes
1930 J.P. Kobrock G.J. Crowdes
1931 C.A. Corney G.J. Crowdes
1932 F.D. Hallock G.J. Crowdes
1933 W.H. Timbie J.M. Murray
1934 G.J. Crowdes J.M. Murray
1935 H.C. Hamilton J.M. Murray
1936 C.L. Dawes J.M. Murray
1937 H.A. McCrea J.M. Murray
1938 J.G. Patterson J.M. Murray
1939 J.C. Balsbaugh J.M. Murray
1940 R.W. Adams W.I. Middleton
1941 J.M. Murray W.I. Middleton
1942 R.G. Porter W.I. Middleton
1943 T. Cooper, Jr. W.I. Middleton
1944 A.L. O'Banion R.E. Muehlig
1945 F.S. Bacon, Jr. R.E. Muehlig
1946 T.S. Gray L.F. Cleveland
1947 W. Irving Middleton L.F. Cleveland
1948 F.B. Haeussler L.F. Cleveland
1949 J.J. Loustanau H.J. Randolph
1950 L.F. Cleveland L.J. Weed
1951 J.F. Archibald L.J. Weed
1952 E.W. Boehne L.J. Weed
1953 W.F. Potter L.T. Jester, Jr.
1954 L.J. Weed L.T. Jester, Jr.
1955 C.W. Maloney H.W. Evirs, Jr.
1956 L.T. Jester H.W. Evirs, Jr.
1957 H.W. Evirs, Jr. W.F. Burt
1958 J.C. Hitt
1959 P.H. Ware W.F. Burt
1960-1961 N. Stadtfeld, Jr. C.W. Smith, Jr
1962 S.B. Farnham C.B. Damrell

IEEE Boston Section Officers

Boston Section Officers
Year Chair Vice chair Secretary Treasurer
2000-2001 Fausto Molinet Livio Poles Bruce Hecht Ronald Tabroff
2001-2002 Livio Poles Bruce Hecht Ronald Tabroff Thaddeus Kochanski
2002-2003 Bruce Hecht Ronald Tabroff Michael Ingram
2003-2004 Ronald Tabroff Thaddeus Kochanski Michael Ingram William Carakatsane
2005 Thaddeus Kochanski Steven Best William Carakatsane Lori Jeromin
2006 Steven Best William Carakatsane Lori Jeromin John Conrad
2007 William Carakatsane Lori Jeromin John Conrad Gary Scalzi
2008 Lori Jeromin John Conrad John Conrad Karen Panetta
2009 John Conrad Bruce Hecht Karen Panetta Gim Soon Wan
2010 Bruce Hecht Karen Panetta Gim Soon Wan Robert Vice
2011 Karen Panetta Gim Soon Wan Robert Vice Uri Moszkowicz
2012 Gim Soon Wan Robert Vice Uri Moszkowicz Susan Gilmore
2013 Robert Vice Susan Gilmore Fausto Molinet Kevin Flavin
2014 Susan Gilmore Fausto Molinet Kevin Flavin L Long
2015 Fausto Molinet L Long Gregory Walson
2016 Kevin Flavin L Long Gregory Walson Gilmore Cooke
2017 L Long Gregory Walson Gilmore Cooke Ramon De La Cruz
2018 Gregory Walson Gilmore Cooke Ramon De La Cruz Ramon De La Cruz
2019 Gilmore Cooke Ramon De La Cruz Marie Hronik-Tupaj Marie Hronik-Tupaj
2020 Ramon De La Cruz Marie Hronik-Tupaj Denise Griffin Denise Griffin
2021 Marie Hronik-Tupaj Denise Griffin Rui Ma Denise Griffin

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