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Louis D. Stevens

Distinguished Engineer: 1975

Degree: Electrical Engineering – 1948

Citation at Time of Nomination in 1975

Louis D. Stevens, born in 1925 at Post, Texas, served a three–year tour with the U.S. Marine Corps, before he earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1948, and his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California.

In 1949, Mr. Stevens joined International Business Machines in New York and developed the input–output control system for its 701 computer. With IBM he held both corporate staff assignments and line assignments in development engineering, including major responsibilities in the development of the IBM 305 RAMAC. He has served as manager of the San Jose Product Development Laboratory and as a systems manager for information storage and retrieval products, in 1965 becoming its manager. When in 1973, the Los Gatos Laboratory became a part of the Systems Development Division, he was continued as laboratory manager of the facility.

Mr. Stevens holds eight patents including major contributions to the random access file art. He has received two patent awards. He is a senior member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He has served as director for the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce Board, and he was chairman of the CRASH Committee for accident prevention on State Highway 17. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Ming Quong Childrens’ Center in Los Gatos.

Texas Tech is pleased to award Louis D. Stevens the honor: DISTINGUISHED ENGINEER.

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