Grosh, Richard J.

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Grosh, Richard J. Gender: M
Richard Joseph Grosh
born on 29 October 1927 at 10:00 (= 10:00 AM )
Place Fort Wayne, Indiana, 41n08, 85w08
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 05°14' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 19°08 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 20°46'


American mechanical engineering academic who became the thirteenth president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, serving from 1971 to 1976.

He attended Purdue University, where he received B.S., M.S. and P.h.D. degrees in mechanical engineering (in 1950, 1952 and 1953 respectively). In 1953, he was appointed assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue. In 1953, he was appointed professor of mechanical engineering and in 1961, he was appointed head of the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue. In 1965, he was named associate dean of the Schools of Engineering. In 1967, he was appointed dean of the Schools of Engineering. In 1971, he was appointed president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In 1976, he left Rensselaer to become CEO of Ranco Inc. of Columbus, Ohio and remained in that post until the company was acquired by Invensys in 1987.

In 1969, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. In 1991, he received the Outstanding Mechanical Engineer Award from the Purdue University School of Mechanical Engineering. He served on the board of the Maine Maritime Academy from 1997 until 2012.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (PhD in mechanical engineering)
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive (CEO)
  • Vocation : Education : Administrator (President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Engineer : Mechanical