Elected in 1994
“For the engineering design, codification, and practice of mine ventilation and air conditioning.”
BY RAJA V. RAMANI AND JAN M. MUTMANSKY
HOWARD HARTMAN is a familiar name to over five decades of mining engineers through his authoritative text, Mine Ventilation and Air Conditioning (Ronald Press, 1961). Howard dedicated the first edition of the book to George McElroy, Ray Mancha, and John Warren, whom he termed modern giants of mine ventilation. Here we recognize Howard Hartman as a worthy addition to this illustrious list, and we take this opportunity to provide a brief background of his outstanding career.
Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on August 7, 1924, Howard received his primary and secondary school education in Indianapolis. He then began his college education at the Colorado School of Mines in 1942 but joined the U.S. Navy in 1944. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Pennsylvania State University in 1946 and 1947 and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1953, all in mining engineering. Howard was a registered professional engineer in the states of Colorado and Pennsylvania. In the years 1948 through 1950, he worked for Phelps Dodge Corporation in Bisbee, Arizona, and for the Arizona Mine Inspector’s Office in Phoenix.