Raymond A. Heising
Born: 10 August 1888
Died: January 1965
Early Life and Education
Raymond A. Heising was born August 10, 1888, at Albert Lea, Minn. He received a degree in electrical engineering from the University of North Dakota in 1912 and the master's degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1914.
Professional Organizations and Honors
Heising was a Fellow of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, a forerunner of the IEEE, and American Physical Society. He was awarded the Modern Pioneer Award from the National Association of Manufacturers in 1940. He received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of North Dakota in 1947, and the Armstrong Medal from the Radio Club of America in 1954.
An Associate of the IRE (another forerunner of the IEEE) since 1920 and winner of the Morris Liebmann Memorial Prize in 1921, Heising became a Fellow in 1923. He served as IRE President in 1939, Treasurer from 1943 to 1945, and as an elected member of the Board of Directors for seventeen years. He was chairman of numerous IRE committees, among them the committees on Sections, Professional Groups and Office Quarters.
Heising received the IRE Founders Award, given only on special occasions to outstanding leaders in the radio industry "for his leadership in Institute affairs, for his contributions to the establishment of the permanent IRE Headquarters, and for originating the Professional Group system."