S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science




Glucksman, Mr W (electrical engineering)

Born: 22 February 1885, Place not known.
Died: 17 September 1963, Johannesburg, South Africa.

W. Glucksman contributed three papers to the early volumes of the Transactions of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers: "Fixation of atmospheric nitrogen by electricity" (1910, Vol. 2(10), p. 266), "Notes on electric furnaces with special reference to an induction furnace" (1913, Vol. 4(9), p. 210), and "Additional notes on electric furnaces" (1914, Vol. 5(4), p. 61).

He was presumably Dr William Wolfe Glucksman, son of Moses Glucksman and his wife Ernestine, and married to Isobel (Bella), born Measroch, with whom he had two sons.


List of sources:

National Archives Pretoria (TAB). Source MHG, Vol. 0, Ref 7810/63. Death notice and estate papers of William Wolfe Glucksman.

South African Institute of Electrical Engineers. Index of SAIEE Transactions, 1909-2007. Electronic file received from SAIEE.


Compiled by: C. Plug


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