Edmund O. Schweitzer, III

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Edmund O. Schweitzer, III (born 1947, Evanston, Illinois), is an electrical engineer, inventor, and founder of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL). He obtained a B.S. and M.S. from Purdue University and a Ph.D. from Washington State University, where his doctoral thesis was on digital protective relays. He is an IEEE Fellow. Schweitzer's father, Edmund O. Schweitzer, Jr., founded E. O. Schweitzer Manufacturing, now a division of SEL. Along with his wife, Beatriz, Schweitzer has donated millions of dollars to various charity and city organizations.[1]

He was awarded IEEE Medal in Power Engineering in 2012.[2]

In 2014 Ed Schweitzer was recognized by WSU Board of Regents as the 45th Distinguished Alumnus. [3]


  1. ^ "Klewtv.com". www.klewtv.com. KLEWtv. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "IEEE Medal in Power Engineering Recipients". http://www.ieee.org. IEEE. Retrieved 19 November 2014.  External link in |website= (help)
  3. ^ "Regents Award Ceremony 2014". 

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