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Luckiesh, Matthew, 1883-1967



  • Existence: 1883 - 1967

Biographical Information

Matthew Luckiesh graduated from Purdue University in 1909 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He received a Master of Science from The State University of Iowa in 1911 and a Doctor of Science from the Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in 1926. Luckiesh worked for the General Electric Lighting Research Laboratory in Ohio, later becoming Director of the Research Laboratory from 1924 until his retirement in 1949. Luckiesh was known as the Father of the Science of Seeing for his work on light, color, and vision.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

The Collection on the General Electric Company

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 186
Scope and Contents The Collection on the General Electric Company documents important people, products, and electric phenomena related to the General Electric Company, primarily as they relate to Purdue University. It also shows notable members from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Noteworthy items in the collection include a lightning photograph from Lafayette, Indiana in 1938, a portrait of Thomas Alva Edison, and a portrait dedicated to former Purdue Engineering Dean A. A. Potter signed by former...
Dates: circa 1890 - 1950

Matthew Luckiesh papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 366
Scope and Contents This collection contains publications by Dr. Luckiesh, primarily about vision and lighting and created as part of his research in the General Electric Lighting Research Laboratory. The collection also contains a personal scrapbook with copies of his degrees.
Dates: 1911 - 1944