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Vivian A. Carr was born in Orange, New Jersey on 22 November 1925 and died at the age of 92 in Long Branch, New Jersey on 29 April 2018.

In 1973, she earned an undergraduate degree in Engineering Economics from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, and in 1981, she graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Carr had a long and storied career in the telecommunications industry at Bell Telephone Labs and its successor, American Telephone & Telegraph Co. At Bell Labs she served as Technical Assistant, 1943-1952 and Personnel Recruiter, 1953-1954 at Bell Telephone Labs Inc. (NY). Beginning in 1954, she continued her climb up the corporate ladder at American Telephone & Telegraph Co. (NY), holding a variety of posts, including: Engineering Assistant, 1954-1958; Assistant Engineer, 1958-1966; Government Division Administrative Assistant, 1966-1968; Engineering Associate, 1968-1973; Corporate Planning Division Supervisor, 1974-1976; Rate & Planning Division Supervisor, 1976 -1980; and Planning Division District Manager from 1980 until retirement.

Professional activities and awards included: First Female Member and Board of Dir of the NY Engrs Club 1974/75; Chair/Sr Member, IEEE (NY) 1975/76; Pres, IEEE Engrg Society 1986/87; Finance Chair of US Activities Committee 1973/74; Membership & Transfer Committee 1968/70; Div VI Rep to TAB Finance Advisory Committee 1985/89; Comm Society Board of Governors 1977/79; Finance Chair, IEEE Engr Mgmt Society 1994/97; Treasurer, IEEE Engr Mgmt Society 1998/present; Invited by Fred Link to become the RCA First Female Member 1973; Fellow 1975; Membership Chair, 1976/96; President’s Award 1982 & 1999; Sr Member, IEEE; Recipient of IEEE Centennial Medal, 1984; IEEE Region 1 Awards 1974 & 1986;

IEEE Millenium Medal 2000;