Eaton, James R. (1902-) | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
Name: Eaton, James R. (1902-)
Historical Note: James R. Eaton (J.R.) lived from 1902-1976. He was an electrical engineer who spent much of his career (academic and professional) at Purdue University. All three of his degrees were received from the Purdue University Electrical Engineering program: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (1925), Electrical Engineer (1930), and Doctor of Philosophy (1942). During his tenure as an undergraduate student, J.R. Eaton was a member Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Acacia. After completing his doctorate degree, he became a professor of Electrical Engineering at Purdue University, and taught from 1942-1967. Eaton published several books on Electrical engineering and served as a supervisor of the Network Analyzer Lab. His memory is honored by the Eaton Award in Design Excellence, funded by Jim and Shirley Eaton.
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Note Author: Virginia Pleasant