Frances B. Hugle


Frances B. Hugle
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Frances B. Hugle was born on August 13, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from Hyde Park High School in 1944, she earned a Bachelor of Philosophy degree, and a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry in 1957 from the University of Chicago, and her Master of Science degree in 1960 from the University of Cincinnati.

She founded Hyco Labs in the 1940s, and after her marriage to William B. Hugle, founded Stuart Laboratories, Inc. From 1951 to 1952 she worked at Standard Electronics Research Corp, followed by the Baldwin Piano Company, and from 1959 to 1961 worked at Westinghouse. In 1962 she co-founded Siliconix, and was later the co-founder of Stewart Warner Microcircuits, and Hugle Industries.

Hugle died on May 24, 1968 and was posthumously awarded with several patents, and the IEEE Frances B. Hugle Scholarship was established in 2018 to honor her memory.

Further Reading

IEEE Frances B. Hugle Scholarship