Distinguished Engineer Citations
G. Raymond Coffman
Electrical Engineering – 1936
At Time of Nomination in 1975
G. Raymond Coffman, born in Cleburne, Texas, in 1913, was graduated from Texas Tech University with a U.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1936, the year he was employed by Texas Power and Light Company as a laborer and time–keeper. Later that year he became design engineer in the company’s distribution division of the engineering department responsible for design of all rural line projects. In 1943, he came back to Texas Tech for short assignment as instructor, first in the Department of Electrical Engineering, and then in the Department of Physics.
Mr. Coffman then returned to Texas Power and Light Company as design engineer in its electrical design division. In 1950, he was placed in charge of the company’s distribution design division. Later he became its purchasing agent, and then its assistant chief engineer. In 1972, he became vice president of engineering.
He has been an active participant in both American Institute of Electrical Engineers and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers professional societies. He has served on the Richardson, Texas, school board for seven years and on its equalization board for fifteen years. He has been active in scout work.
Because of his single–purposed professional dedication to engineering;
Because of his steady progress through all levels of service to a top administrator in a major engineering company,
Texas Tech University recognizes G. Raymond Coffman as: DISTINGUISHED ENGINEER.