Melville B. Stout

Melville B. Stout, professor emeritus of electrical engineering, died May 1 at his Ann Arbor home. He was 98.

Stout joined the U-M in 1922 as an instructor of electrical engineering and was promoted to professor in 1943. He taught electrical engineering until his retirement in 1964 after 42 years of service.

Before joining the U-M, Stout worked as an electrical engineer for Westinghouse Airbrake Co.

A specialist in the field of electrical measurement, Stout was the author of many technical articles and a textbook, Basic Electrical Measurements, published in 1950.

He was a member of several professional and honorary societies, including the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, the American Society for Engineering Education, the Engineering Society of Detroit and Sigma Xi.

Stout received his B.S. in electrical engineering in 1920 and his master’s degree in 1924, both form the U-M.

Stout is survived by his son, Thomas Melville Stout of Northridge, Calif.; his daughter, Virginia Louise Shew of Ann Arbor; five grandchildren, five great- grandchildren, three nieces and one nephew.

Cremation has taken place and, in accordance with his wishes, no memorial services are planned.


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