B. Richard Teare, Jr.


B. Richard Teare, Jr.
B. Richard Teare, Jr.
Menomonie, WI, USA
Associated organizations
General Electric (GE)
AIEE Edison Medal

1962 -1963

B. Richard Teare, Jr., AIEE President, 1962 - 1963, was an electrical engineering professor at Yale University and later at the Carnegie Institute of Technology.


Benjamin Richard Teare, Jr. (AM '29, M '36, F '42), dean of the College of Engineering and Science, Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, Pa., was AIEE president from 1962 to 1963. Dr. Teare was born January 12, 1907, in Menomonie, Wis., and was educated at the University of Wisconsin from which he received B.S. and M.S. degrees in 1927 and 1928, respectively, and at Yale University where he received a doctorate in engineering in 1937. Dr. Teare has been on the staff at Carnegie Tech since 1934 and has been dean of the College of Engineering and Science since 1953. In 1929, he joined the General Electric Company as a student in the advanced engineering course, and, in 1931, became supervisor of the electrical engineering section of the course. He became associated with Yale University in 1933 as instructor of electrical engineering and subsequently became assistant professor of electrical engineering. Dr. Teare joined the faculty of the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1939 and was named Buhl professor of electrical engineering in 1943. He was appointed dean of Graduate Studies in 1950 and dean of the College of Engineering and Science in 1952.

In 1947, he received the George Washington Award from the American Society for Engineering Education. He is an IRE Fellow and a member of Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Phi Kappa Phi. Dr. Teare has served as AIEE Director-at-Large (1961-64), District 2 Vice-President (1957-59), and on the following AIEE Committees: Communication (1934-36), Electrical Machinery (1937-42), Education (1941-60, chairman 1948-50), Professional Group Coordinating (1948-49), Technical Program (1948-50), Publication (1948-50), Edison Medal (1951-56, 1959-64), Professional Development and Recognition Department (1956-61), Research (1960-62), Board of Directors (1957-59, 196164), Intersociety Relations (1961-64, chairman 1961-62), Planning and Co-ordination. (1961-62), and Recognition Awards (1961-66).

Further Reading

Benjamin R. Teare, Jr. Oral History