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Illuminating Engineering Society

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1905 An Illuminating Engineering Society was founded in the USA

1909 The Illuminating Engineering Society was established on February 9 at an informal dinner at the Criterion Restaurant of 25 people with interests in illumination engineering, organised by Leon Gaster.

1909 November: The inaugural meeting of the I.E.S. was held in the rooms of the Royal Society of Arts. The first president was Prof. Silvanus P. Thompson; there were 157 members. The Honorary Secretary was Leon Gaster; J. S. Dow, who had been associated with Gaster from the time of the inception of the journal, also took a full share in the work of running the Society.

1917 A. P. Trotter was appointed President of the Society

1920 December: Mr J. Herbert Parsons was elected president of the Society in succession to Mr A. P. Trotter.[1]

1928 Clifford C. Paterson was appointed president

1977 Merged with the Institution of Heating and Ventilating Engineers to form The Chartered Institution of Building Services.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1920/12/31, p 676
  • [1] "The Early Years of Illuminating Engineering in Great Britain" by John W. T. Walsh