Dean B. Stoughton

ECS President | 1931-1932

Dean B. StoughtonDean Bradley Stoughton was born in New York, N.Y. on December 6, 1873. He received a B.S. degree from Yale in 1893 and a Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1896. He was Assistant in the Mining and Metals Dept. at M.I.T. in 1896 and Assistant to Professor H.M.Howe at Columbia in 1897. He worked as a metallurgist, superintendent, and manager of steel manufacturing companies,1898-1901; Instructor in Metallurgy at Columbia, 1902-1903; and Adjunct Professor, 1903-1908. He became Head of the Department of Metallurgy at Lehigh, 1923-1939, then Professor and Dean of the College of Engineering, 1936-1939. He received the honorary degree of D.Eng. from Lehigh in 1943.

For many years he was intimately connected with the steel industry. From 1913 to 1921, he was Secretary of the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers. Professor Stoughton performed notable service for the Government in the two World Wars. In 1918-1919, he was head of the Metallurgical Division of the National Council of Defense and later vice-chairman of the Engineering Division. From 1941-1945, he was head of the Heat Treating Equipment Section of the War Production Board. After W.W.II, he was in London as U.S. Government representative on the National Industrial Intelligence Commission.

Dr. Stoughton work involved the metallurgy of iron and steel, engineering metallurgy, and alloys of iron and Silicon. He invented the converter for making steel castings and the process for oil melting in cupolas. He was author of the book “The Metallurgy of Iron and Steel” and co-author (with Allison Butts) “Metallurgy for Engineers”.

Professor Stoughton was a Society member for 50 years. He died on December 30, 1959. He was Society Vice-President, 1926-1931 and was elected President of the Society in 1931. He was also Chairman of the Electrothermics Division in 1922. He was the 6th Richards Memorial Lecturer of the Society presenting his lecture at the New York World’s Fair in 1939. He received the Grasselli Medal of the Society of the Chemical Industry in 1929. He was Society of Metals Treasurer, 1939, Vice-President, 1940, and President, 1941.