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RITCHEY, JOHN ARTHUR: 1919-

Born on Nov. 13, 1919, in Camden, Ind., John Arthur Ritchey is the son of Arthur and Mabelle Gronninger Ritchey. He married Frances Curtis on June 8, 1941, and they had two daughters, Diane and Robin. He earned the B.S.E.E. degree from Purdue University, 1941; M.S. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1946; and Ph.D. degree from the University of Chicago, 1958. Ritchey worked for Revere Copper and Brass, 1941-42, and Procter and Gamble, 1946--52. He joined the faculty of Purdue University in 1952 where he was professor of industrial engineering, 1959-68. In 1968 he became operations analyst for Stanford Research Institute. During 1965--66 Ritchey took leave of absence from Purdue University to participate in a Ford Foundation industrial development project in Egypt. From 1942 to 1946 he served in the U.S. Navy and is editor of "Classics in Industrial Engineering," Prairie Publishers ( Lafayette ).

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