Harold Chestnut

Born November 25, 1917, Albany, N. Y; first president of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC).

Education: BSEE, MIT, 1939; MSEE, MIT, 1940.

Professional Experience: manager, Systems Engineering and Analysis, 1940-1966; Information Science Laboratory, 1966-1967; Systems Engineering and Analysis, 1967-1971; consulting systems engineer, Research and Development Center, General Electric Co., 1971-present.

Honors and Awards: D EE., Case Western Reserve University, 1966; D Eng., Villanova University, 1972; National Academy of Engineering; president, IFAC, 1957-1959; fellow, Instrument Society of America; president, American Automatic Control Council, 1962-1963; fellow, AAAS.


Harold Chestnut died August 29, 2001, in Schenectady, New York. Portrait inserted, MRW, 2012.

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