(left to right) Thomas Keith Glennan (1905-1995) and William Littell Everitt (1900-1986), Smithsonian Institution Archives, Thomas Keith Glennan (1905-1995) was President of Case Institute of Technology, 1947-1966; when on leave from the university, he became the first NASA Administrator, 1958-1961. William Littell Everitt (1900-1986) was an electrical engineer and founding member of the National Academy of Engineering..