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Baltimore Section Historical Notes[edit | edit source]

Originally Prepared: January 30, 2004

Chris Nemarich

Updated September 26, 2012 - IEEE History Center

The American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) was founded on May 13, 1884 in New York and quickly gained recognition as a representative for American electrical engineers. The Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE) was formed from two largely local organizations, the 'Society of Wireless and Telegraph Engineers' and the 'Wireless Institute'.

The Baltimore Section of the AIEE was founded on December 16, 1904. In the 1950’s, the Baltimore Section was part of Region 3 in the AIEE.

The structural development and general activities of the IRE were similar to those of the AIEE. Many of the original members of the IRE were members of the AIEE and both organizations continued to have members in common until they merged.

In 1961, the leadership of both the IRE and the AIEE resolved to seek an end to these difficulties through consolidation. The next year a merger plan was formulated and approved and became effective on 1 January 1963. The Baltimore Section IEEE was formed in January 1963. It had 2 Subsections, Annapolis and Eastern Shore. The Section was part of Region 2. The Eastern Shore Subsection became a Section in 1972. The Eastern Shore Section was disbanded in 1999 and was folded back into the Baltimore Section.

In 2004,the Baltimore section IEEE celebrated it's centennial anniversary as an organizational body in the region. Then, it claimed more than 4,600 members in Baltimore City and the counties of Anne, Arundel, Carroll, Hartford, Howard, Calvert (the northern portion), Kent, Queen Anne's, Caroline, Dorchester, Wicomico, Somerset, and Worcester. Also, 796 different companies, universities, government and other organizations employed Baltimore Section members.

Currently, Baltimore is part of Region 2, in the IEEE organizational structure. Additionally, the Baltimore Section has an area specific website that includes information about meeting times, officers, and newsletter. The website also features links to various Baltimore Chapters and Affinity groups. In 2012, the Section claimed links to seventeen active Technical Chapters. For more information, visit: http://ewh.ieee.org/r2/baltimore/.

Milestones[edit | edit source]

The IEEE History Committee commemorated a milestone '2011-02' for the B&O Railroad electrification on 21 June 2012 (R2 – Baltimore Section) .

Baltimore Section Chairs[edit | edit source]

AIEE Baltimore Section Officers[edit | edit source]

Year Chair Secretary
1904-1908 J.B. Whitehead C.G. Edwards
1909-1920 J.B. Whitehead L.M. Potts
1921 Douglas Burnett Vern E. Alden
1922 W.B. Kouwenhoven T. Leiheh
1923-1928 W.B. Kouwenhoven T. Greer
1929 W.B. Kouwenhoven G.S. Diehl
1930 W.B. Kouwenhoven J. Wells
1931 K.A. Hawley J. Wells
1932 J. Wells J.L.D. Speer
1933 L.G. Smith J.H. Lampe
1934 J.L.D. Speer, Jr. J.H. Lampe
1935 F.O. Schnure J.H. Lampe
1936 R.L. Thomas J.H. Lampe
1937 L.S. Billau H.A. Frey
1938 G.S. Diehl H.A. Frey

IRE Section Chairs[edit | edit source]

  • C.A. Ellert, 1939-40
  • F. Hamburger, Jr.,1940-41
  • V.D. Hauck, Jr., 1941-42
  • G.J. Gross, 1942-44
  • W.L. Webb, 1944-45
  • R.N. Harmon, 1945-46
  • H.L. Spencer, 1946-47
  • F.W. Fischer, 1947-48
  • G.P. Houstion, 1948-49
  • E.W. Chapin, 1949-50
  • J.W. Hammond 1950-51
  • J.V. Lebacqz, 1951-52
  • D.G. Little, 1952
  • C.E. Mcclellan, 1952-53
  • G.R. White, 1953-54
  • C.D. Pierson, Jr., 1954-55
  • C.F. Miller, 19955-56
  • M.I. Jacob, 1956-57
  • M.R. Briggs, 1957-58
  • J.T. Wilner, 1961-62
  • S. Taborsky, 1962-63

IEEE Section Chairs[edit | edit source]

  • S. Taborsky, 1962-63
  • Carroll M. Barrack, 1965-66
  • Keats A. Pullen (dec,1916-2000), 1966-67
  • James G. Holman, 1967-68
  • Lewis G. Larsen, 1968-69
  • Alfred R. Bolz, 1969-70
  • Albert J. Mccubbin, 1970-71
  • Richard J. Allen, 1971-72
  • Joseph K. Ruth, 1972-73
  • William C. Farrell, 1973-74
  • John L. Markwalter, 1974-75
  • John C. Handy, 1975-76
  • Melvin Hotz, 1976-77
  • Bruce Masland, 1977-78
  • F. Edward Baker, 1978-79
  • Joseph M. Pollitt, 1981-82 & 1985-86
  • Joseph E. Hunter, Jr., 1982-83
  • K. H. Sebra, 1983-85
  • Peter D. Hrycak, 1986-87
  • W.C. VonNordeck, 1987-88
  • Gilbert Garduno, 1988-89
  • Joseph C. Goldbeck, 1989-90
  • Wayland Neil Hall, 1990-91
  • Gordon H. Gaertner, 1991-93
  • Frank J. Velesz, Jr., 1993-94
  • Christopher P. Nemarich, 1994-95
  • Kate B. Carus, 1996
  • Paul J. Frey, 1997
  • John Dentler, 1998
  • William B. Dixon, 1999
Baltimore Section Officers, 2000-2021
Year Chair Vice chair Secretary Treasurer
2001 Carole Carey Virgilio Arafiles Robert Berkovits John Dentler
2002 Virgilio Arafiles Jeffrey Friedhoffer Hoosamuddin Bandukwala
2003 Jeffrey Friedhoffer Hoosamuddin Bandukwala Hermann Sequeira Boris Gramatikov
2004 Jeffrey Friedhoffer Hermann Sequeira Boris Gramatikov Robert Cuellar
2005 Hermann Sequeira Boris Gramatikov William Semancik Robert Cuellar
2006 Boris Gramatikov Robert Cuellar David Sherman William Semancik
2007 Robert Cuellar William Semancik David Kisak Helen Garrison
2008 William Semancik David Kisak Antoanna Romaniuk Walter Willing
2009 David Kisak Antoanna Romaniuk / Naresh Das John-Francis Mergen Walter Willing
2010 Antoanna Romaniuk Antoanna Romaniuk / Naresh Das John Blake Walter Willing
2011 Alan Pressman Naresh Das / Walter Willing David Price Collin Krepps
2012 Walter Willing David Price Katherine Duncan Collin Krepps
2013 David Price Collin Krepps Vinod Mishra Katherine Duncan
2014 Collin Krepps Katherine Duncan Charles Johnson-Bey Vinod Mishra
2015 Vinod Mishra Robert Rencewicz Rachel Krepps Matthew Stryjewski
2016 Robert Rencewicz Benaud Menachery Sherwood Olson Matthew Stryjewski
2017 Benaud Menachery Sherwood Olson Danial White Kenaz Wong
2018 Sherwood Olson Danial White Farhat Shah Kenaz Wong
2019 Kenaz Wong Michael Pearse Michael Powers Benjamin Tsui
2020 Barindra Nag Michael Powers Don Herres Benjamin Tsui
2021 Michael Powers Benjamin Tsui Don Herres Priya Narayanan

Annapolis Subsection Chairs[edit | edit source]

  • F.G. Logan, 1962-63
  • Wendell C. Phillips, Jr., 1963-64
  • Chancy F. Whitney, 1965-66
  • Irving Lindow, 1966-67
  • Kurt Hollander, 1967-68
  • Albert A. Smith, 1968-69
  • Lyman W. griswold, 1969-70
  • John L. Markwalter, 1970-71
  • M.S. Hastings, 1971-72
  • Charles M. Weant, 1972-73
  • M. Bowers, 1974-75
  • F. Edward Baker, 1975-76
  • Jake H. Halfad, 1976-77
  • Ted Lesster, 1977-78
  • Gilbert Garduno, 1979-80
  • William R. Mcwhirter, Jr., 1980-81
  • Tian S. Lim, 1981-82
  • Henry K. Whitesel, 1983-84
  • David B. Boswll, 1984-85
  • Christopher P. Nemarich 1985-86 & 1990-91
  • Norm Idelson, 1986-87
  • Les Sonnenmark, 1987-88
  • Chester R. Petry 1989-90
  • Ralph W. Bruce, 1991-92
  • John Dentler, 1992-94
  • John M. Young, 1994-95
  • Thomas A. Tullia, 1996
  • David C. Boyd, 1997-2004

Membership History[edit | edit source]

Year Baltimore Section Annapolis Subsection Eastern Shore Subsection Total Membership
1939 80 n/a n/a 80
1940 82 n/a n/a 82
1944 258 n/a n/a 258
1945 280 n/a n/a 280
1946 312 n/a n/a 312
1947 345 n/a n/a 345
1948 400 n/a n/a 400
1949 417 n/a n/a 417
1957 1198 n/a n/a 1198
1958 1222 n/a n/a 1222
1959 1397 n/a n/a 1397
1960 1567 n/a n/a 1567
1961 1846 n/a n/a 1846
1962 1955 n/a n/a 1955
1963 2121 460 65 2646
1964 1998 496 64 2558
1965 1948 509 65 2522
1966 1962 547 60 2569
1967 1966 549 68 2383
1968 1680 545 59 2284
1969 1668 582 64 2314
1970 1698 625 69 2392
1971 1696 647 71 2414
1972 1702 654 n/a 2356
1973 1719 686 n/a 2405
1974 1751 717 n/a 2468
1975 1811 799 n/a 2610
1976 1768 796 n/a 2564
1977 1764 815 n/a 2579
1978 1799 847 n/a 2646
1979 1890 885 n/a 2775
1980 2006 923 n/a 2929
1981 2055 963 n/a 3018
1982 2217 992 n/a 3209
1983 2346 989 n/a 3335
1984 2416 1062 n/a 3523
1985 2597 1080 n/a 3677
1986 2789 1147 n/a 3936
1987 2966 1220 n/a 4186
1988 3108 1206 n/a 4314
1989 3167 1229 n/a 4396
1990 3208 1223 n/a 4431
1991 3199 1204 n/a 4403
1992 3147 1182 n/a 4329
1993 3147 1142 n/a 4289
1994 3107 1122 n/a 4229
1995 3086 1113 n/a 4199
1996 3001 1087 n/a 4088
1997 2953 1117 n/a 4070
1998 3048 1148 n/a 4196
1999 3124 1312 n/a 4436
2000 3216 1348 n/a 4564
2001 unavailable unavailable n/a unavailable
2002 3329 1324 n/a 4653
2003 3152 1253 n/a 4405

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