Wythe, Frederick J. (1914 (date of birth) - 2004 (date of death))
- Existence: 1914 (date of birth) - 2004 (date of death) - 2004
Frederick Joseph Wythe was born in San Francisco, California, in 1914. In 1923, he and his family moved to the New York City borough of Queens. Wythe worked for a variety of manufacturing companies, including the Sperry Gyroscope Company, where he worked on the development of autopilot technology during World War II; he married Barbara Bland in 1942. In 1943 he received a B.S. in Physical Chemistry and in 1946 an M.S. in Chemistry, both from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (now the New York University Tandon School of Engineering). He began working for the Emhart Manufacturing Company in Bloomfield, Connecticut, in 1952 as a senior research and development engineer. During his time at Emhart, Wythe was awarded several patents for glass-manufacturing machinery, and worked at the company until his retirement. He died in 2004.