October 18, 1870|
New York, NY
|Died||April 10, 1953(aged 82)|
|Institutions||J. G. White Engineering Corporation|
|Alma mater||Columbia University|
|Notable awards||IEEE Edison Medal (1937)
Hoover Medal (1940)
Dunn received the first degree in Electrical engineering granted by Columbia University. Dunn was president of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers from 1911 to 1912. Gano Dunn served as treasurer and later Chairman of Trustees of the Simplified Spelling Board.
While at Columbia University, Dunn's life was changed by assisting Nikola Tesla.
- "Tesla solved the greatest problem in electrical engineering of his time. . . .
- My contact as [Tesla’s] assistant at the historic Columbia University high frequency lecture afterward, has left an indelible impression and an inspiration which has influenced my life."
Gano Dunn invented and patented many electronic and mechanical devices.
- US patent 797271, "Electric Switch" A Drum Sequencer Controller
- CA patent 103309, "Machine for Bending Metal Strips Edgewise"
- GB 190409874, "Improvements in Electric Switches"
- GB patent 190413779, "Improvements in Electrical Distribution particularly applicable for Controlling Electric Motors"
- GB patent 190403919, "Improvements in System of Speed Regulation for Electro-motor Driven Machinery."
- GB patent 190626193, "Improvements in Machines for Bending Metal Strips Edgewise"
- US patent 493375, "Balanced Armature for Dynamo Electric Machines or Electric Motors and Method of Balancing Same"
- "US design patent D0027098 : Frame for Dynamo".
- US patent 654142, "Automatic Electromagnetic Brake"
- US patent 792762, "Improvements in Dynamo Electric Machines"
- "US Patents by Inventor Gano S Dunn". Retrieved 1 August 2014.
- "DUNN TO GET HOOVER MEDAL". New York Sun. 4 October 1939. p. 10, col. 2-3. Retrieved 1 August 2014 – via IEEE Global History Network : Archives : Papers of Gano Dunn. "He was born in New York city[sic] and has been President of J. G. White Engineering Corporation since 1913."
- "Gano Dunn : Edison Medalist, 1937 : Presentation Ceremonies at Winter Convention, American Institute of Electrical Engineers, New York, N. Y.". 26 January 1938. Retrieved 1 August 2014 – via IEEE Global History Network : Archives : Papers of Gano Dunn. "I am overwhelmed by this honor, which has more meaning for me than anyone can ever know, for Thomas Alva Edison was one of the gods of my boyhood and from then on he has been one of the profoundest inspirations of my life.[...] I still cherish two of the first one-candlepower lamps that were ever made which Mr. Edison picked from a box and handed me as a present when I left. He did not complain that I did not take his job, and he afterward said I was right."
- "Extended History: Chronology 1859-1876". Archived from the original on 10 July 2007. Retrieved 1 August 2014. "1870 [...] Oct. 18: Birth of Gano Dunn."
- "Gano Dunn". IEEE Global History Network. IEEE. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
- "PEHI - Project for the Exposure of Hidden Institutions - Pilgrims Society membership list". Archived from the original on 27 April 2007. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
- "Simplified Spelling Board Moves May 1 to Harvard". New York Tribune (New York, N.Y.). 10 April 1921. p. 7, col. 4. Retrieved 1 August 2014 – via Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress. "Mr. Paine was elected treasurer, succeeding Gano Dunn, who was elected chairman of trustees."
- Kenneth L. Corum and James F. Corum, Ph.D. "Tesla’s Connection to Columbia University".
- The Gano Dunn Award Cooper Union Alumni Association
- National Academy of Sciences Biographical Memoir
|President of Cooper Union
Edwin S. Burdell