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Biography

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Archival as SubjectPublished as Subject

Jerome C. Hunsaker

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Dates

August 26, 1886 – September 10, 1984

Authorized Form of Name

Hunsaker, Jerome C. (Jerome Clarke), 1886-1984

Additional Forms of Names

Hunsaker, J. C. (Jerome Clarke), 1886-1984

Hunsaker, Jerome Clarke

Biography

Abstract

Jerome Clarke Hunsaker was Emeritus Professor of Aeronautical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1933-1984). Other institutional affiliations included Goodyear-Zeppelin Corporation and Bell Laboratories. His research interests included aeronautics and aerodynamics.

Important Dates

August 26, 1886Birth, Creston (Iowa).

1904 – 1952Officer (1904-1926) and Reserve Officer (1926-1952), United States Navy.

1908Obtained SB, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis (Md.).

1912Obtained SM, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1912 – 1916Instructor in Aeronautical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

1916Obtained ScD in Naval Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1916 – 1923Chief of Aircraft Design, Bureau of Construction and Repair, United States Navy, Washington (D.C.).

1923 – 1926Assistant Naval Attaché, London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, and The Hague, United States Navy.

1926 – 1928Assistant Vice-President, Bell Telephone Laboratories.

1928 – 1933Vice-President, Goodyear-Zeppelin Corporation (now Goodyear Aerospace), Akron (Ohio).

1933 – 1984Professor of Aeronautical Engineering (1933-1952); Chair, Department of Aeronautical Engineering (1933-1952); and Emeritus Professor of Aeronautical Engineering (1952-1984), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1935Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1940 – 1956Chair, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA).

September 10, 1984Death, Boston (Mass.).

Occupation

Aeronautical engineer.

Places

Birth

Creston (Iowa)

Undergraduate Education

Annapolis (Md.)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Washington (D.C.)

Akron (Ohio)

Cambridge (Mass.)

Death

Boston (Mass.)

Subjects

Aerodynamics.

Aeronautics.

Engineering physics.

Naval aviation.

Relationships

People

Family

Hunsaker, Alice H.

Daughter.

Hunsaker, Alice Porter Avery

Wife. Married in 1911.

Hunsaker, Alma Clarke

Mother.

Hunsaker, James Peter

Son.

Hunsaker, Jerome Clarke, Jr.

Son.

Hunsaker, Sarah P.

Daughter.

Hunsaker, Walter J.

Father.

Colleagues

Bode, Hendrik W. (Hendrik Wade), 1905-1982

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Buckley, Oliver Ellsworth, 1887-1959

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Bush, Vannevar, 1890-1974

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Compton, K. T. (Karl Taylor), 1887-1954

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Darlington, Sidney, 1906-1997

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Davisson, Clinton Joseph, 1881-1958

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Draper, C. S. (Charles Stark)

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Fletcher, Harvey, 1884-1981

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Ives, Herbert Eugene, 1882-1953

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Jewett, Frank B. (Frank Baldwin), 1879-1949

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Kelly, Mervin Joe

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Pfann, William G.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Stever, H. Guyford

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Stratton, Julius Adams, 1901-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Wiesner, Jerome B. (Jerome Bert), 1915-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Additional

Killian, James Rhyne, 1904-1988

Von Kármán, Theodore, 1881-1963

Wexler, Harry

Institutions

Major Positions

Bell Telephone Laboratories

Assistant Vice-President.

Goodyear Aerospace

Vice-President, Goodyear Zeppelin Corporation.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Aeronautical Engineering Department

Obtained SM (1912) Instructor in Aeronautical Engineering and ScD in Naval Architecture (1916). Professor of Aeronautical Engineering; Chair, Department of Aeronautical Engineering; and Emeritus Professor of Aeronautical Engineering.

United States. Navy

Obtained SB (1908), Naval Academy. Officer; Chief of Aircraft Design, Bureau of Construction and Repair; Assistant Naval Attaché, London; and Reserve Officer.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

United States. National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

Chair.

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

Harry Wexler papers, 1929-1962.

Manuscript Division

Library of Congress

James Madison Memorial Building, First Street and Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540, USA

MIT Office of the President records of Karl Taylor Compton and James Rhyne Killian, 1930-1959.

Institute Archives and Special Collections

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

M.I.T. Libraries, Rm. 14N-118, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

Theodore Von Karman papers, 1871-1963.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Published Resources

Subject

"Jerome Clarke Hunsaker: 1886-1884", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences

New York Times Obituary Jerome C. Hunsaker