Morris E. Leeds

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Morris E. Leeds
File:Morris E. Leeds.jpg
Born (1869-03-06)March 6, 1869
Died February 8, 1952(1952-02-08) (aged 82)
Residence United States
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Berlin
Haverford College
Notable awards ASME Medal (1946)
IEEE Edison Medal (1948)
File:Leeds & Northrup Type S Test Set No. 5300.jpg
Test set to localize failures in (underground) cables, manufactured by the Leeds & Northrup company

Morris E. Leeds (March 6, 1869 in Philadelphia – February 8, 1952) was an American electrical engineer known for his many inventions in the field of electrical measuring devices and controls. He was inducted into the Academy of Natural Sciences and American Academy of Political and Social Science. He received the Edward Longstreth Medal from the Franklin Institute in 1920,[1] the ASME Medal in 1946,[2] and the IEEE Edison Medal in 1948.[3]

Leeds graduated with a B.S. at Haverford College in 1888. During 1892–93 he was a graduate student in physics at the University of Berlin.

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