Navy Names Woman Graduate To Electronic Engineer's Post
Navy officials yesterday announced the appointment of the Navy's first woman engineer, Lieutenant Ruth C. White. Lt. White is classified as an "engineering duty officer, electronics."
Lt. White trained at the Navy Radar School at Harvard, and at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, after attending Midshipman's School at Northampton.
A Naval Reserve Officer, she was commissioned as a lieutenant in 1942, and has now been assigned to duty as an electronics training assistant.