Gano Sillick Dunn

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Gano Sillick Dunn

Death: 1953 (82-83)
Immediate Family:

Son of N. Gano Dunn and Amelia S. Dunn
Husband of Julia Thurston Gardiner

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About Gano Sillick Dunn

Gano Dunn (October 18, 1870 – April 10, 1953) was President of Cooper Union, and an early President of the United States National Research Council.

Dunn received the first degree in Electrical engineering granted by Columbia University. Dunn was president of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers from 1911 to 1912.

While at Columbia University, Dunn's life was changed by assisting Nikola Tesla. "Tesla solved the greatest problem in electrical engineering of his time. . . .My contact as [Tesla’s] assistant at the historic Columbia University high frequency lecture afterward, has left an indelible impression and an inspiration which has influenced my life."

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