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Biography

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PeopleInstitutions

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Archival as AuthorArchival as SubjectPublished as AuthorPublished as Subject

H. Guyford Stever

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Dates

October 24, 1916 – April 9, 2010

Authorized Form of Name

Stever, H. Guyford

Additional Forms of Names

Stever, Guy

Stever, H. G.

Stever, H. Guyford, 1916-

Stever, H. Guyford (Horton Guyford), 1916-

Stever, Horton Guyford

Stever, Horton Guyford, 1916-

Biography

Abstract

Guy Stever was President of Universities Research Association (1982-1985). Other institutional affiliations include the office of Science and Technology Policy, National Science Foundation, Carnegie Mellon University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Important Dates

October 24, 1916Birth, Corning (N.Y.).

1938Obtained AB, Colgate University, Hamilton (N.Y.).

1941Obtained PhD, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1941 – 1942Staff Member, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Radiation Laboratory.

1942 – 1945Scientific Liaison Officer, London Mission, Office of Scientific Research and Development.

1945Researcher, Committee on Guided Missiles, Joint Research and Development Board, United States Joint Chiefs of Staff.

1946 – 1965Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Engineering (1946-1951); Associate Professor of Aeronautical Engineering (1951-1956); Associate Dean of Engineering (1956-1959); Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics (1956-1965); and Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (1961-1965), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1955 – 1956Chief Scientist, United States Air Force.

1956 – 1968Vice Chair (1956-1961) and Chair (1962-1968), Scientific Advisory Board, United States Air Force.

1965 – 1972President, Carnegie Institute of Technology (1965-1967) and Carnegie Mellon University (1967-1972), Pittsburgh (Pa.).

1970 – 1976Member, National Science Board.

1972 – 1976Director (1972-1973) and Director and Science Advisor to the President (1973-1976), National Science Foundation.

1973Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1976 – 1977Director and Science Advisor to the President, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President.

1977 – 2010Private Consultant.

1982 – 1985President, Universities Research Association.

1991Awarded National Medal of Science.

April 9, 2010Death, Gaithersburg (Md.).

Occupation

Aeronautical engineer.

Places

Birth

Corning (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

Hamilton (N.Y.)

Graduate Education

Pasadena (Calif.)

Employment

Cambridge (Mass.)

Pittsburgh (Pa.)

Death

Gaithersburg (Md.)

Subjects

Aeronautics.

Cosmic rays.

Engineering physics.

Science and state.

Scientists in government.

Relationships

People

Family

Stever, Louise Risley

Wife.

Colleagues

Brenner, Howard

Both employed at Carnegie-Mellon University.

Collins, Samuel C. (Samuel Cornette)

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Draper, C. S. (Charles Stark)

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Edgerton, Harold Eugene, 1903-1990

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Griffiths, R. B. (Robert Budington)

Both employed at Carnegie-Mellon University.

Haus, Hermann A.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Langer, James S.

Both employed at Carnegie-Mellon University.

Mullins, William W.

Both employed at Carnegie-Mellon University.

Stern, Otto, 1888-1969

Both employed at Carnegie-Mellon University.

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).

Wolfenstein, L. (Lincoln)

Both employed at Carnegie-Mellon University.

Institutions

Major Positions

Carnegie Institute of Technology

President.

Carnegie-Mellon University

President.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Aeronautical Engineering Department

Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Engineering; Associate Professor of Aeronautical Engineering; and Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Radiation Laboratory

Staff Member.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. School of Engineering.

Associate Dean of Engineering.

United States. Air Force

Chief Scientist; Vice Chair and Chair, Scientific Advisory Board.

United States. Joint Chiefs of Staff

Researcher, Committee on Guided Missiles, Joint Research and Development Board.

United States. Office of Science and Technology Policy

Director and Science Advisor to the President.

United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development

Scientific Liaison Officer, London Mission.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

California Institute of Technology. Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

Obtained PhD in Physics (1941).

Colgate University

Obtained AB (1938).

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering

Department Chair.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

National Science Board (U.S.)

Member.

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Director and Science Advisor to the President.

Universities Research Association (U.S.)

President.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

H. Guyford Stever papers, 1930-1990 (bulk 1939-1990).

Gerald R. Ford Library

1000 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

MIT Radiation Laboratory oral history collection, 1991.

IEEE History Center

Rutgers University

39 Union Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA

Oral history interview with H. Guyford Stever, 1993 March 17.

IEEE History Center

Rutgers University

39 Union Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA

Subject

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

MIT School of Engineering Office of the Dean records, 1943-1989.

Institute Archives and Special Collections

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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

National Science Foundation (NSF) records, 1907-1987 (bulk 1948-1987).

Office of the National Archives

National Archives and Records Administration

8th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20408, USA

NSF Science Advisor to the President records of H. Guyford Stever, 1973-1976.

Office of the National Archives

National Archives and Records Administration

8th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20408, USA

Published Resources

Author

Human exploration of space : a review of NASA's 90-day study and alternatives / Committee on Human Exploration of Space, National Research Council.

In war and peace : my life in science and technology / Guy Stever.

The high technologies and reducing the risk of war / edited by H. Guyford Stever and Heinz R. Pagels.

Subject

"H. Guyford Stever: 1916-2010", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences

H. Guyford Stever Massachusetts Institute of Technology obituary.

H. Guyford Stever New York Times obituary.

H. Guyford Stever Washington Post obituary.

Horton Guyford Stever Physics Today obituary.