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Edward Porter Felt

Edward Porter Felt (November 9, 1959 - September 11, 2001) was an American engineer. He was born in Utica, New York and graduated from Clinton High School. In 1981 he received his undergraduate degree from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. He then went on and earned his master's degree from Cornell University in 1983. Edward moved to Matawan, New Jersey and worked at the Liberty Corner, New Jersey office of BEA Systems, Inc. as a technical director.

In October of 2000, Felt was awarded United States Patent[?] No. 6,128,742 for "Method of authentication based on intersection of password sets".

Felt died at 41 in the crash of United Airlines flight 93 in the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack. He was on a last minute business trip to San Francisco for BEA Systems. Another employee of BEA Systems, Kenneth W. Basnicki[?] was visiting the World Trade Center for a conference and died in the attack.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra; daughters Adrienne, 14, and Kathryn, 11; and other family.

Tributes and Comments[?]

See September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack/Casualties.

External Links

BEA Grieves with the Nation (http://www.bea.com/helping/nation.shtml)
Clinton native died in western Pa. crash (http://www.uticaod.com/attacks/news/worldtradecenter45.htm)
Lives Remembered: Edward Felt (http://www.nj.com/crisis/lr/index.ssf?/obits/ledger/edwardfelt)

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