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Louis Anthyme Herdt

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Professor Louis Anthyme Herdt (c1873-1926) of McGill University (Electrical Engineering).


1926 Obituary[1]

"THE death is announced, as having taken place on April 11th, of Professor Louis Anthyme Herdt, Macdonald Professor of Electrical Engineering at McGill University, and Vice-President of the Montreal Tramways Commission. The late Professor Herdt, whose career had been a very active and successful one, was born in France fifty-three years ago. He went to Canada in his early youth, and graduated in electrical engineering at McGill University. Seven years later he obtained a doctor's degree from that college. After leaving McGill he returned to France and engaged in research work at the Laboratoire Centrale, and later studied at the Montefiore Electro-Technical Institute at Liege, Belgium, where he obtained a degree. In 1899 he received the appointment of demonstrator in electrical engineering at McGill, and was later made associate professor. Professor Herdt was considered to be one of the loading electrical engineers of Canada and had a part in many great electrical enterprises. He also wrote a number of papers on various phases of the science of electricity.


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  1. The Engineer 1926/04/30