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C. Guy Suits

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Dates

March 12, 1905 – August 14, 1991

Authorized Form of Name

Suits, C. Guy (Chauncey Guy), 1905-1991

Additional Forms of Names

Suits, C. G. (Chauncey Guy), 1905-1991

Suits, Chauncey Guy

Biography

Abstract

Guy Suits was Vice President and Director of Research at General Electric Company. His research interests included nonlinear electric circuits and high pressure arcs.

Important Dates

March 12, 1905Birth, Oshkosh (Wis.).

1927Obtained AB, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison (Wis.).

1929Obtained DSc, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule), Zurich (Switzerland).

1929 – 1930Physics Consultant, Forest Products Laboratory, United States Forestry Service.

1930 – 1965Research Physicist (1930-1940); Assistant to the Director of Research (1940-1945); and Vice President and Director of Research (1945-1965), General Electric Company, Schenectady (N.Y.).

1942 – 1946Chief, Division 15 (Radio Coordination), National Defense Research Committee, Office of Scientific Research and Development.

1946Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1949 – 1953Member, Ordnance Committee (1949-1950); Member, Special Technical Advisory Group (1950-1953); and Member, Committee on Electronics (1952-1953), Research and Development Board, United States Department of Defense.

1958 – 1961Chair, Naval Research Advisory Committee, United States Navy.

1961 – 1964Member-at-Large, Governing Board, American Institute of Physics.

1965 – 1967Member, Board of Directors, New York State Science and Technology Foundation.

1965 – 1980Private Consultant on Industrial Research Management.

August 14, 1991Death, Pilot Knob (N.Y.).

Occupation

Applied physicist.

Places

Birth

Oshkosh (Wis.)

Undergraduate Education

Madison (Wis.)

Graduate Education

Zurich (Switzerland)

Employment

Schenectady (N.Y.)

Death

Pilot Knob (N.Y.)

Subjects

Applied physics and engineering.

Electronics.

Physics -- Industrial applications.

Plasma (Ionized gases).

Relationships

People

Family

Suits, Laura

Wife.

Colleagues

Apker, LeRoy Woodard

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Bean, Charles P., 1923-1996

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Cahn, John W., 1928-

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Coolidge, William David, 1873-1975

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Duke, Charles B.

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Ehrlich, Gert

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Giaever, Ivar

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Hull, Albert Wallace, 1880-1966

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Langmuir, Irving, 1881-1957

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Mahan, Gerald D.

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Perl, Martin L., 1927-2014

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Price, Paul Buford

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Schmitt, Roland W.

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Watkins, George D.

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Webb, M. B. (Maurice Barnett), 1926-

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Additional

BenDaniel, David J.

Sproull, Wayne T. (Wayne Treber), 1906-1992

Institutions

Major Positions

Forest Products Laboratory (U.S.)

Physics Consultant.

General Electric Company. Research Laboratory

Research Physicist; Assistant to the Director of Research; and Vice President and Director of Research.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Institute of Physics

Member-at-Large, Governing Board.

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

Obtained DCs (1929).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

New York State Science and Technology Foundation

Member, Board of Directors.

United States. Department of Defense. Research and Development Board

Member, Ordnance Committee; Member, Special Technical Advisory Group; and Member, Committee on Electronics.

United States. Navy

Chair, Naval Research Advisory Committee.

United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development. National Defense Research Committee

Chief, Division 15 (Radio Coordination).

University of Wisconsin--Madison. Department of Physics

Obtained AB (1927).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Science and engineering in a free society [sound recording] : A panel discussion presenting three points of view, 1960 September 29.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Albert W. Hull papers, 1920-1964.

Schenectady Museum

Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, NY 12308, USA

Oral history interview with David BenDaniel, 2008 October 20.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Wayne Treber Sproull response to early 1930s Ph.D.s Survey, 1980.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

Applied physics.

Guy Suits Oral History (1984)

Suits: speaking of research [by] C. Guy Suits.

Summary technical report of Division 15, NDRC / Office of Scientific Research and Development, Vannevar Bush, Director ; national Defense Research Committee, James B. Conant, Chairman ; division 15, C.G. Suits, Chief.

The collected works of Irving Langmuir : with contributions in memoriam, including a complete bibliography of his works / General editor : C. Guy Suits ; executive editor : Harold E. Way.

Subject

"Chauncey Guy Suits: 1905-1991", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences