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Interview Date: 08/31/1995

Other Degrees: MS PHYS, Georgia Tech (1950)

Greek Organizations: Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Campus Organizations: Tau Beta Pi; Sigma Pi Sigma; ANAK; GT Physics Club; Institute of Radio Engineers

Military Service: U.S. Army Naval Signal Corps - Pacific Theater, WWII

Career: Chairman of Board, Crispaire Corporation; Chairman and CEO, Lasercraft, Inc.; CEO (1951-1971), Chairman of the Board, and Co-Founder, Scientific Atlanta (1951-1979); Georgia Tech Research Institute; Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Personal Interests: Amateur gardener

Special Honors Received: A tower in Georgia Tech's Molecular Science and Engineering Building named for him (2007); Honorary PhD in Physics, Georgia Tech (2003); Georgia Technology Hall of Fame (1995); Entrepreneur of the Year, Georgia Business and Energy Association (1981); Fellow, IEEE (1978); Georgia's Small Businessman of the Year Award (1965)

Accomplishments: Family; Chairman, Georgia Science and Technology Commission; Chairman, Georgia Tech Research Corporation; Trustee, Georgia Tech Foundation; Member, Board of Visitors, Emory University; Atlanta Chamber of Commerce; Theater of the Stars; Georgia Business and Industry Association; Founding Member and Trustee, Episcopal Ratio TV Foundation

Gold Givers Comment I have reason to be [supportive of Tech], because they've done so much for me.