IEEE Dallas Section History

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AIEE Activities

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers was officially organized in 1963 through the merger of two prior professional organizations: The American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) and the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE). A lot of effort was expended by many individuals in forming the IEEE. A committee was established to develop the planned merger of the two organizations. Dr. Lloyd Berkner, president of the AIEE, and past national president of the IRE; and Mr. Patrick E. Haggerty, president of the IRE at the time of the merger and first president of the IEEE, were instrumental in bringing about the merger of the organization. A Dallas branch of the AIEE had existed prior to the merger since 1956.

Past Chairmen of the Dallas Branch of the AIEE are listed below:

  • 1956, Crandell
  • 1957, Chadwick
  • 1958, Tatum
  • 1959, Robuck
  • 1960, Sandlin
  • 1961, Martin
  • 1962, Fikar
  • 1963, Reynolds

Dallas-Ft Worth IRE Section

A Dallas Section of the IRE had existed prior to the merger since 1941. Officers of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Section of the IRE 1941-1963 are listed below.  Officers before 1953-54 served until June.  Starting in 1953, the officers's terms began on July 1st.

IRE Officer Positions
Year Chairman Vice-Chairman Secretary/Treasurer
1941 D.A. Peterson Truett L. Kimzey Paul C. Barnes
1942 Truett L. Kimzey R.E. Beam Paul C. Barnes
1943 Homer E. Applegate Durward J. Tucker Paul C. Barnes
1944 Durward J. Tucker Nelson F. Barrett Paul C. Barnes
1945 J.D. Mathis Truett L. Kimzey B.B. Honeycutt
1946 Roy M. Flynn Robert A. Broding J.G. Rountree
1947 Robert A. Broding J.G. Rountree Alfred S. LeVelle
1948 J.G. Rountree Alfred S. LeVelle John H. Homsey
1949 Alfred S. LeVelle John H. Homsey R.A. Arnett
1950 John H. Homsey E.A. Hegar R.A. Arnett
1951 E.A. Hegar R.A. Arnett John K. Godbey
1952 R.A. Arnett John K. Godbey John A. Green
1953-54 John K. Godbey John A. Green Mark W. Bullock
1954-55 John A. Green Mark W. Bullock Gordon K. Teal
1955-56 Mark W. Bullock Gordon K. Teal O. Frank Seay, Jr.
1956-57 Gordon K. Teal Frank Seay John Albano
1957-58 Frank Seay John Albano Thomas B. Moseley
1958-59 John Albano Thomas B. Moseley H. T. Wisseman
1959-60 Thomas B. Moseley H. T. Wisseman Tom Prickett
1960-61 H.T. Wisseman Tom Prickett L.B. Wadel
1961-62 Tom Prickett L.B. Wadel H.E. Sorrows
1962-63 L.B. Wadel H.E. Sorrows W.D. Mitchell

IEEE Dallas Section

The Dallas Section of the IEEE was organized in 1963. Merging the local branches of the AIEE and the IRE was a difficult task. It was decided that elected officials should include a Vice-Chairman-Electrical to represent the previous members of the AIEE and the a Vice-Chairman-Electronics to represent the previous members of the IRE. Other elected officers were the Chairman, Executive Vice-Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. It was agreed by the early founders that the chairmanship would alternate between the electrical and electronic members. Elected officers served for twelve months beginning July 1.

IEEE Officer Positions
Year Chairman Executive Vice-Chairman Vice-Chairman-Electronics Vice-Chairman-Electrical Treasurer Secretary
1963-64 Howard E. Sorrows P.S. King W.D. Mitchell R.S. Miner David O. Martin Earle W. Gray
1964-65 P.S. King W.H. Clingman J. L. Smith J.R. Wilson Frank Stuart Bruce Williams
1965-66 W.H. Clingman Gerson Berman James Eckhert Roy R. Parks Paul Wible R.D. Wood
1966-67 Gerson Berman W.D. Mitchell B.R. Hallford J.D. Sandlin Byron Johnson B.R. Mayo
1967-68 W.D. Mitchell H.R. Oliver Bernard H. List C.O. Love H.A. Buchanan S.L. Shockley
1968-69 H.R. Oliver Ross L. Bell Dr. Archie Broodo D.D. Dunklin Dr. David Grisson Warren Chapman
1969-70 Ross L. Bell R.S. Miner Dr. Guy S. Rambie, Jr. Joseph J. Julina Max C. Jordan J.A. Dannamiller
1970-71 R.S. Miner Dr. M.B. O'Neal Frank H. Clarke Fred Oberlender Dr. Chris O. Hemmi Rex E. Phillips
1971-72 Dr. M.B. O'Neal J.R. Wilson B.R. Hallford G.H. Stoddard Udale C. Lawson Dr. E. G. Gaustad

Further Reading

Dallas Section Homepage

Winter Power Meeting, Dallas, 1984, tape 1, tape 2, tape 3, Awards Luncheon - A Centennial themed meeting of the Power Engineering society, which includes a historical presentation on the first 100 years, a panel discussion on the future of electric power, and announcement of the IEEE Centennial Award winners