KENNELLY TO BECOME PROFESSOR EMERITUS
HAS TAUGHT IN UNIVERSITY FOR 28 YEARS
A.E. Kennelly, professor of Electrical Engineering in the University since 1962, and formerly principal electrical assistant to Thomas Edison, is to be come Professor of Electrical Engineering Emeritus at the close of the present academic year, it was announced last night by University authorities.
Professor Kennelly was born in Bombay. India in 1861, and after attending private schools in England and Scotland, studied at the University College, in London. From 1887 to 1894 he served as Principal electrical assistant to Thomas Edison, and following this, became a member of a firm of consulting engineers in Philadelphia.
Coming to Harvard in 1902 as Professor of Electrical Engineering, he was awarded an honorary degree of Master of Arts in 1906. From 1915 to 1924 he acted as a director of Electrical Engineering Research at M. I. T. but during the war period served in France as a civilian liaison officer. At the close of the war he divided his time between M. I. T and the University, serving as half time professor at each.
During the year 1921-22, he was the first exchange professor on the Universities of France in "Engineering and applied Science" from seven American cooperating Universities. He received from the University of Toulouses the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science, and from the French authorities the cross of the Chevalier of the Legion d Honneur. For the past five years he has been teaching full time at the Engineering School.