OBIT: electrical standards champion George William Lawrence
By Anthony Capkun
September 25, 2013 – EBMag has learned (from the Standards Council of Canada, SCC) of the passing of George William Lawrence this month. According to the council, Lawrence had a distinguished career as an electrical engineer, and dedicated much of his professional life to the development and improvement of electrical standards.
Lawrence occupied a number of positions within Northern Telecom Canada from 1946-1980. He represented the wire and cable industry in the development of the Canadian Electrical Code, and retired in 1980 as director of technology for the wire and cable division.
He joined CSA (Canadian Standards Association) in 1980 as manager of the Electrical, Electronics and Communications Group. He was then appointed vice-president of CSA’s Standards Division from 1983 to 1992. In 1994, he was honoured with SCC’s Jean P. Carriere Award, the highest Canadian tribute available in the field, says the council.