Lewis B. Stillwell

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Lewis Buckley Stillwell
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Born (1863-03-12)March 12, 1863[1]
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Died January 19, 1941(1941-01-19) (aged 77)[2]
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Alma mater Wesleyan University
Lehigh University
Awards IEEE Edison Medal (1935)
Scientific career
Fields Electrical engineering

Lewis Buckley Stillwell (March 12, 1863 – January 19, 1941) was an American electrical engineer and the president of American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) from 1909 to 1910. He received the AIEE Lamme Medal (1933)[3] and the AIEE Edison Medal (1935), for "his distinguished engineering achievements and his pioneer work in the generation, distribution, and utilization of electric energy."[4][5] He also was inducted into the IEEE's Electrical Engineering Hall of Fame. His papers (1886-1939) are held in the Manuscript Division of the Princeton University Library.[6]

Stillwell matriculated at Wesleyan University in 1882; two years later he entered Lehigh University and graduated in 1885 with a degree in electrical engineering. Lehigh bestowed the M.S. degree upon him in 1907; Wesleyan, the Sc.D. in the same year.[7][8][9] "He is credited with a number of inventions including the Stillwell regulator and a time-limit circuit breaker."[10]


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