In Memoriam: Jerome Connor ’53 SM ‘54 ScD ‘59

Jerome Connor ’53 SM ’54 ScD ’59, Professor Emeritus of Civil & Environmental Engineering, passed away on Mar. 31. Connor was an alumnus of the civil engineering department and taught as a tenured professor at the Institute for nearly six decades.

Connor earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral  degrees in Civil Engineering from the Institute. In an obituary in MIT News, Connor was noted as a “pioneer in structural mechanics” for wide-ranging contributions in numerical methods and motion-based design. He also consulted on structural projects outside of his work at the Institute and is well-noted for his advisory work. Colleagues described him as an “engineer’s engineer.”

Connor was also a prolific traveler, having visited over 25 different countries in the course of his life. His remembrance was held at Keefe Funeral Home in Arlington, Mass., on Apr. 10.