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William H. Gamble

William Gamble
William H. Gamble

Distinguished Engineer

Hometown: Wessington

Electrical Engineering,

William H. Gamble earned an M.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1929 and taught at the University of Arizona for one year after graduating from South Dakota State College. He served as a long time head of the Electrical Engineering Department at SDSC and contributed much to its growth and success. During his early years on the SDSC campus, Gamble was in charge of all engineering including the operating of KFDY, the campus radio station. He served the city of Brookings for many years as a commissioner in charge of the water and sewer systems and the municipal power plant. He also served on the South Dakota Electrical Council, the State Electrical Board, the South Dakota Civil Defense Electric Task Force and as president of the South Dakota Society of Engineers and Architects. He was responsible for bringing a chapter of the engineering society, Sigma Tau, to the campus and was active as advisor to this group for years. His wife Deda Rae and their five children are all graduates of SDSU.