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About William Littell Everitt
Wikipedia Biographical Summary:
"...William Littell Everitt (April 14, 1900 - September 6, 1986) was a noted American electrical engineer, educator, and founding member of the National Academy of Engineering..."
"...Everitt was born in Baltimore, Maryland. From 1918-1919 he served in the United States Marine Corps, then joined Cornell University to teach electrical engineering from 1920-1922 when he received its E.E. degree..."
"...In 1940 Everitt was appointed to the National Defense Research Committee's Communications Section, and in 1942 became director of operations research with the United States Army Signal Corps, for which he received the Exceptionally Meritorious Civilian Award (1946). He was then professor of electrical engineering and head of department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1944–49) and dean (1949–68). The Electrical Engineering Laboratory there bears his name..."
SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'William Littell Everitt', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 16 July 2011, 21:51 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=William_Littell_Everitt&oldid=439845213> [accessed 24 September 2011]
"...Everitt was married to his first wife, Dorothy, for 55 years and with her raised two daughters and a son. Two years after Dorothy’s death in 1978, he married Margaret Anderson Larson. He passed away on 6 September 1986..."