Dan D. Drew (1926 - 2008)

Professor Emeritus

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Dan Drew was born in Abilene, Texas on November 29, 1926, graduated from Paris High School in Paris, Texas in 1944, and joined the United States Navy during WWII. In 1950 he received both his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from North Texas State in Denton.

Dan worked for the Naval Ordinance Test Station in China Lake, California, General Dynamics, and IBM before moving his family to College Station to join the Computer Science Division at Texas A&M in 1960. He received his Doctorate Degree of Engineering from Texas A&M in 1966. He became the Director of the Computer Science Division in the College of Engineering's Industrial Engineering Department and taught programming languages.

He remained Division Director until Computer Science became a College of Engineering department in 1983. Dan retired as Professor Emeritus in September 1987 and was a member of IEEE.