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MS054: David Lucht Papers

Identifier: MS54

Scope and Contents

Collection contains biographical materials, research notes, and other material related to the history of Fire Protection Engineering, the Fire Studies Institute at WPI, and other information related to David Lucht.


  • Majority of material found in 1961-1965

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Biographical / Historical

David Lucht (born February 18, 1943) is an American engineer and noted fire safety expert. His diverse career was devoted to public service in government, academia and the nonprofit sector. He was the first professional engineer to serve as the Ohio State Fire Marshal; the first presidential appointee to serve in the United States Fire Administration and the first head of the graduate degree fire protection engineering program where he served for 25 years at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA.


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The David Lucht Collection documents the history and development of Fire Protection Engineering in the United States. The collection provides insight in the development of a formal fire protection engineering curriculum beginning with student notes from the Illinois Institute of Technology and continues through Lucht's decades of work and research in fire safety.

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Repository Details

Part of the WPI Manuscript Collections Repository

100 Institute Rd
George C. Gordon Library
Worcester MA 01609 USA