Howard W. Riley

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Howard W. Riley (2 May 1879 in East Orange, New Jersey – 15 Aug 1971[1] in Ithaca, New York) was the first head of what is now the Cornell University Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, appointed in 1907. He served as head of the department until his retirement in 1944. Riley-Robb Hall, where the department now resides, is named after him.[2]

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  1. ^ Riley's date of death is listed as 15 Aug 1971 in his Social Security Death Index record, however the memorial statement from Cornell lists it as 19 Aug 1971.
  2. ^ Gibson, A.W.; French, O.C.; Shepardson, E.S. (1971), Howard Wait Riley – Faculty Memorial Statement, Cornell University, retrieved 2012-01-26 

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