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Eaton, J. Robert (James Robert), 1902-



  • Existence: 1902 - 1976

Biographical Information

James R. Eaton (J.R.) lived from 1902-1976. He was an electrical engineer who spent much of his career (academic and professional) at Purdue University. All three of his degrees were received from the Purdue University Electrical Engineering program: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (1925), Electrical Engineer (1930), and Doctor of Philosophy (1942). During his tenure as an undergraduate student, J.R. Eaton was a member Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Acacia. After completing his doctorate degree, he became a professor of Electrical Engineering at Purdue University, and taught from 1942-1967. Eaton published several books on Electrical engineering and served as a supervisor of the Network Analyzer Lab. His memory is honored by the Eaton Award in Design Excellence, funded by Jim and Shirley Eaton.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

James R. Eaton photo album

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 2, Placement: 02
Identifier: MSA 284
Abstract Photo Album of pictures taken by James R. Eaton while an undergraduate student at Purdue University
Dates: 1920 - 1925; Other: Date acquired: 11/10/2013