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Tom D. Patten

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Professor Tom Patten (1926-1999), marine scientist

1926 January 1st. Born Ford, Northumberland, the son of William Patten, the manager of the Scottish region of the Prudential Insurance Co

1950 Married to Jacqueline Wright (one son, two daughters)

1950-52 Assistant Lecturer, Department of Engineering, Edinburgh University

1952-60 Lecturer

1960-67 Senior Lecturer

1967-82 Professor and Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Heriot-Watt University

1991-92 President, Institute of Mechanical Engineering

1999 April 10th. Died Edinburgh

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