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Published March 2009 | public
Journal Article

George Housner: A Personal Remembrance (1910–2008)


George W. Housner, C F Braun Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, died after a short illness on November 10, 2008, just a few weeks before his 98th birthday. He was in the retirement home in Pasadena where he had lived for several years. For all of us who knew George, this marked the end of an era. Few people have guided and nurtured a field the way George led earthquake engineering over a period of several decades. He had a profound effect on many people and will long be remembered. His impact was so pervasive that he had earned the title of the 'Father of Earthquake Engineering'. This article records some of my thoughts about this remarkable man.

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© 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Article first published online: 18 Feb. 2009. It is intended that this obituary will also be published in Earthquake Spectra (http://scitation.aip.org/EarthquakeSpectra) and Seismological Research Letters (http://www.seismosoc.org/publications/srl).

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