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Lottye Miner

Year Inducted: 
1988
Lottye Miner
Highlights: 
  • Scholarship through Society of Women Engineers in her name
  • President of Miner & Miner Consulting Engineers, Inc.
  • Served on the school board of Greeley, CO during the 1960s
Biography: 

Lottye E. Miner (1904-1989) was a prominent electrical engineer in Kansas and Colorado. Together with her husband Roland Miner, she founded the consulting and analysis firm Miner and Miner, where she worked for more than thirty years. She was active in many professional organizations, particularly the Society of Women Engineers and the American Institute of Electrical Engineers.

Born in 1904 in Wichita, Kansas, Miner graduated from Fort Collins High School and attended Colorado College with a major in electrical engineering. After her second year, she transferred to the University of Kansas, graduating with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1927. She began working at Westinghouse Electric Manufacturing Co. in Mansfield, Ohio, in a position in appliance development. During the period from 1930 to 1946, in addition to raising a son and twin daughters she served as an electrical engineering consultant and analyst, and she was active in founding the Wichita Section of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. After their move to Colorado in 1946, Roland and Lottye Miner established the consulting and analysis firm of Miner and Miner, a firm in which Lottye Miner maintained an official position for thirty years. She also served on the school board in Greeley for a period during the 1960s. After her retirement she remained a consultant for Miner and Miner until her death in 1989.


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