The first meeting of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) in the Office of The Secretary Of War on April 23, 1915. Seated from left to right: William Durand, Stanford University, Calif.; S.W. Stratton, director, Bureau of Standards; Brig. Gen. George P. Scriven, chief signal officer, War Dept.; C.F. Marvin, chief, United States Weather Bureau; Michael I. Pupin, Columbia University, N.Y. Standing: Holden C. Richardson, naval instructor; John F. Hayford, Northwestern University, Ill.; Capt. Mark L. Bristol, director of Naval Aeronautics; Lt. Col. Samuel Reber, Signal Corps. Charge, Aviation Section. Also present at the First Meeting: Joseph S. Ames, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.; Hon. B. R. Newton, Asst. Secretary of Treasury.
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