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Ewing, Dressel D. (Dressel Dewitt), 1883-

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: October 7, 1883 - January 31, 1963

Biographical Information

Dressel D. Ewing was born in Vanlue, Ohio in 1883. He received degrees in electrical and mechanical engineering from Ohio Northern University in 1905 and 1906. In 1936 he was honored by his alma mater and awarded the degree of doctor of engineering. Dr. Ewing joined the Purdue staff in 1913 as an assistant professor of electrical engineering and was awarded the rank of full professor five years later. He became head of the School of Electrical Engineering in 1942, remaining in that position until his retirement in 1954. He was a former trustee of Ohio Northern University, a fellow of the American Institute of Electrical Engineering, a trustee of the Alessandro Volta Memorial Fund, a member of the Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education, and a member of the Hoover Award Committee. He held memberships in Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Xi, and Theta Tau fraternities. Dr. Ewing was a director of the Duncan Electric Manufacturing Company, a member of the Lafayette Rotary Club and the Central Presbyterian Church.

Citation

Stated Biennial Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Trustees of Purdue University, October 23, 1963. UA 58, Purdue University Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Dressel D. Ewing papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 21, Placement: 04
Identifier: MSF 126
Scope and Contents Two folders containing articles by Dressel Ewing.

Engineering Banquet in Honor of A. A. Potter Retirement, May 7, 1953

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 265, File 1
Scope and Contents File consists of three audio reel recordings from an engineering banquet honoring A. A. Potter's retirement on three unknown Scotch reels and one Scotch 190 reel. Audio reels 1 and 4 have overwritten audio recordings, which has effectively removed some parts of retirement ceremony recording. The original recording of the retirement ceremony included four audio reel recordings. Audio reel 2 was completely overwritten by a different program, so it is not included as part of this file.

Collection of Purdue University Related audio recordings

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 265
Scope and Contents The Collection of Purdue University Related Audio Recordings include audio reel and audio cassette recordings of addresses given by Purdue University professors, administrators, and staff members. Types of materials include: printed material, cassette tapes, reel-to-reel tapes, and digital materials.