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08/12/91

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Sweeney new chairman of EES

STANFORD -- Prof. James L. Sweeney has been appointed to succeed Prof. David Luenberger as chairman of the Department of Engineering-Economic Systems, Dean James F. Gibbons of the School of Engineering announced.

Luenberger, who founded the department 11 years ago with William Linvill, plans to return to a normal load of research and teaching within the department.

Sweeney said he "looks forward to continuing the special leadership the department has had from its beginning."

"I look forward to a rewarding time continuing to build the interdisciplinary department so ably developed by the EES faculty and staff," Sweeney said.

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