Gerhard L. Hollander
1963-64 Chair of the AIEE Committee on Large-Scale Computing Devices
Gerhard L. Hollander was born on February 22, 1922, in Berlin, Germany. He received the B.S.E.E. degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, in 1947, the M.S.E.E. degree from Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., in 1948, and the Advanced lt Professional Degree of Electrical Engineer from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, in 1953.
His service with the U. S. Navy during 1943-1946 included field engineering on advanced Naval fire-control equipment, and the development of a radar training device, for which he received a commendation. Subsequently, he taught electrical engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology and St. Louis University, where he became an assistant professor. He has worked on the design and development of servomechanisms, analog computers, and data storage at Raytheon Manufacturing Company and the M.I.T. Servomechanism Laboratory. In 1954 he organized and headed the Digital Computer Section of the Clevite Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio.
In 1957 he joined the Philco Corporation, Philadelphia, Pa., as section manager of the Control Computer Section. Mr. Hollander was a member of the AIEE, Sigma Xi, and Sigma Alpha Mu, and Chairman of the AIEE Digital Computer Committee.