E.F. Lindquist, of Iowa City, founded, among other successful enterprises, the Measurement Research Center of Iowa City and the Iowa Educational Information Center, and was cofounder of the famous American College Testing Program.
A graduate of Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, Professor Lindquist received the PhD degree from the University of Iowa in 1927. He became director of the University of Iowa Testing Program in 1930, working first on the "Iowa Brain Derby" high school tests, and then originating the Iowa Test of Basic Skills for elementary pupils and the Iowa Tests of Educational Development for high school students.
In the early 1950s, he invented the first high-speed electronic machine used to correct tests.
In 1967, Dr. Lindquist received the American Educational Research Association Phi Kappa award. He was awarded an honorary doctor of letters degree from Augustana College in 1964 and has served on many boards and committees on the American Council for Education and other educational organizations.
A life member of the University of Iowa Alumni Association, Dr. Lindquist is also a member of the University of Iowa Presidents Club.